Something Wonderful for the World

To read the Bible in a year, read Micah 4 and 5.
God punished His people and the other nations of the world constantly, because they sinned constantly and refused to repent. However, He wanted the world to know that it would not always be that way. Therefore, He prophesied through Micah mightily of the church, saying, that the Lord would establish His house on the mountain (Jerusalem), and all peoples would flow to it (Micah 4:1), which is precisely what happened when the church was established in Jerusalem. People from every culture, even nations previously at war with one another (v. 3), would come together and desire to learn of the Lord’s ways (v. 2). As everyone walked in the name of the Lord (v. 5), they would have peace (v. 4).
Look at the picture of peace painted in verse 4,
But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree,
And no one shall make them afraid;
For the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken. (v. 4)
Everyone sits in the shade because it is hot and sunny outside and they rest from their labors. They do not seek to kill one another, and they do not fear being killed. Rest and peace they enjoy in the shade of the Lord. That is what Jesus does. Those who follow Him and learn His ways, learn to live in peace with one another. Let us learn to accept people from every nation under heaven.

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