My readings this week are from Micah, quite a tough book to get your head around, and challenging in many ways. I was drawn to the verses in Micah 4 which are also in Isaiah about the last days. We are living in a time which I feel is like the last days, with war, terror and anarchy throughout the globe. It is a comfort that one day God’s temple will be high and mighty, established as a place for all nations to worship, oh what a day that will be.
Isaiah 2:2-4 – In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.
Micah 4:1-2 – In the future, the mountain with the LORD’s temple will be the highest of all. It will reach above the hills, and every nation will rush to it. People of many nations will come and say, “Let’s go up to the mountain of the LORD God of Jacob and worship in his temple.” The LORD will teach us his Law from Jerusalem, and we will obey him.
DESPERATE FOR JESUS
Stop procrastinating, stop thinking about it, talking a good talk but not walking the walk, turn to God and ask him sincerely what do you really want me to do, how can I serve you, what can I do, let him remind you that we are an invincible people, filled with God’s Spirit, we are not like other nations, following their idols, we are children of a God who has no rival, he has no equal, so let’s start living this story and stop waiting for the sequel, and OK if we fall down along the way we will rise again, if God is for us then who can stop us, let’s shout it from the mountain tops, let his temple be raised high, exalted above the hills, be filled with his joy, his love and his pleasure, go out into the world, the treasure trove before us, and let’s spread the word to a world desperately needing Jesus.