Study War No More

1 That the mountain of the house of the Lord
Will be established as the chief of the mountains.
It will be raised above the hills,
And the peoples will stream to it.
2 Many nations will come and say,
“Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord
And to the house of the God of Jacob,
That He may teach us about His ways
And that we may walk in His paths.”
For from Zion will go forth the law,
Even the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
3 And He will judge between many peoples
And render decisions for mighty, distant nations.
Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation will not lift up sword against nation,
And never again will they train for war.

Micah 4:1-3

There are so many distractions these days in the Western world that we are totally unaware of the burning caldron that is the Middle East. In the midst of all the warring factions is the tiny nation of Israel. While other countries melt in the streets without electricity, comparatively, the Jewish nation is an oasis. Obviously, there is still much tension there—political, cultural, religious, territorial, etc.—and constant vigilance is necessary to retain its sovereignty. Nevertheless, the contrast with neighboring countries is stark.

There will be a day in the future, hopefully soon, when no longer will the country have to rely on its Iron Dome for protection. Micah foretells of the day all roads will lead up Mount Zion to the Holy city of Jerusalem from which the Lord will rule over all the earth. In that day, they will “study war no more.”

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for 40 years and counting.
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