Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

For three years there was no war between Aram and Israel. 1 Kings 22:1

This verse implies a lot, doesn’t it? It implies that either Israel was at war a lot, Aram was at war a lot, or both warred against each other a lot. Three years there was the absence of war, which is not necessarily peace.

Not much has changed in the world. Even today, Israel has many enemies. More than a billion Muslims would like to wipe Israel completely off the map. The leader of Iran has said so publicly. It’s actually a strange thing to witness because if you ask a hundred Muslims about the nation of Israel, at least 99 of them would say that Israel should be annihilated (the other one might be lying). So, they are united in their hatred directed towards Israel, then why can’t they all seem to get it together to do just that? I’m not at all advocating such actions but even as a non-participant, you have to step back and ask, “why haven’t they been able to do that?”

Yes, the Muslims tried in 1967 and in 1973 with other smaller skirmishes but God had protected them. Say what you want about their superior intelligence in the Arab world, their military skills and even great leadership, God still protected that nation.

The Bible tells us to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May those who love you be secure.”
Psalm 122:6


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