3 He will judge between many peoples
and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.
This passage from Micah (which is also from Isaiah 2:2-4) prophesies of the day that God’s Messiah will bring judgment and peace to the world. If history has taught us anything, it is that humans, left to our own devices, cannot accomplish lasting peace. Charismatic leaders, institutions, philosophical ideas, and the accumulation of wealth have all failed and not enough to overcome the simple fact that we are fallen and subject to our own sinful behavior.
But in His mercy and grace, God sent His one and only son to the world. Jesus the Christ lived a perfect life and died as a sacrifice for us all, and through Him, we can have peace – peace both in our hearts, but also for eternity in Heaven (Charlie).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God, Jesus and man?
- What do you feel God is telling you through these passages?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you can share this message with?
Pray for those who are spiritually lost that they may surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ and receive salvation in His name.