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Thy Kingdom Come

Today’s reading: Micah 1:1-7:7

My selection: Micah 4:1-2

It shall come to pass in the latter days

that the mountain of the house of the Lord

shall be established as the highest of the mountains,

and it shall be lifted up above the hills;

and peoples shall flow to it,

2 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.”

For out of Zion shall go forth the law,

and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

My reflections: Once again we see the worldwide scope of God’s covenant with Israel. Although the times of Micah are bleak, a better day is coming, a day in which many nations will be drawn to worship the true God in sincerity. They will come to Jerusalem seeking to know the Lord’s ways so that they may walk in them.

Some of us who love the Lord and believe the Bible will disagree as to when this will take place, whether in a literal millennial kingdom or in a figurative sense in the present age but we will not disagree that this is a glorious description of the victory of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

My challenge: Whatever is going on in the world today, God rules and will ultimately be vindicated in His truth. God will have a people of His own from every tribe, tongue, and nation, a people zealous for good works. Do not despair as you await that moment of revelation. That glory to come far outweighs this present momentary affliction. Meanwhile, keep praying “Thy kingdom come.”

Tomorrow’s reading: Micah 7:8-Habakkuk 2:1

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