Thursday, 24 December 2015
"In the days to come the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised up above the hills.
"People shall stream to it, and many nations shall come and say: 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.'" Micah 4:1,2 (NRSV)
Many people seek to know the ways of God.
His ways are the ways of peace:
"They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." Micah 4:3 (NRSV)
Many world leaders and powerful people have claimed to seek God's will.
But most will be surprised and saddened to learn that His ways are non-violent and merciful. He is even-handed and gracious.
For God's will for us is that we should love one another.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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