Old Testament: Mic 4.1–5
To read the Bible in a year, read Micah 4–5 on December 20, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022
By Don Ruhl
God punished his people and the other nations of the world often, because they sinned often and refused to repent. However, he wanted the world to know that it would not always be that way.
Therefore, he prophesied mightily through Micah 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.
– Micah 4.4
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.
- What do you love about the church?
- Have you been to Jerusalem?
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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Listen to his sermons here: GrantsPassChurchOfChrist.com