He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 (ESV)
Throughout history, humans have struggled to have a rightly ordered relationship with God. If we are prone to an extreme, it is usually to over-complicate worship and the Christian life. Under the law, the Israelites were particularly susceptible to a ritualistic faith, easily slipping into idol-worship. They also struggled with a tendency to limit their relationship only to God without allowing it to transform the rest of their lives.
Modern-day believers are no different. It's safe to say this is a human struggle, rather than one bounded by time, place, or people group. But the Bible is clear about God's design for us. In our quest to know how we can best honor Him and one another, this passage holds a refreshingly simple answer. Not only has God revealed what is good through His word, His creation, and His Spirit, but He has also given us explicit instructions for pleasing Him. In response to our complicated interpretation, God meets us with clarity.