http://bible.com/114/mic.6.8.nkjv He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
The Lord has been very merciful and gracious to me. The God of many chances has very simply share three things for me to do in his strength. Micah 6:8 breaks it down in how I treat others and in my relationship with Him.
Religion leaves you on your own and with prideful striving. Relationship with Jesus places emphasis on loving Him which extends to love others. Agape love(God love) comes from God himself. It takes the pressure off me.
When he lives in and thru me, I will learn to be honorable, merciful, and loving. These three things comes from abiding in Jesus (John 15).