An Offer of Peace

The Lord explained to Israel how they should approach a city to fight it, first making an offer of peace, “And it shall be that if they accept your offer of peace, and open to you, then all the people who are found in it shall be placed under tribute to you, and serve you” (Deuteronomy 20:11).
While we do read of many wars in the Old Testament, we can also read of peace, if we look for it. As Solomon said, There is a time of war, and a time of peace. Wise is the nation that knows when each time is appropriate.

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