Sunday, October 10, 2010

Micah 4:1-5

1 In the last days
the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established
as chief among the mountains;
it will be raised above the hills,
and peoples will stream to it.

2 Many nations will come and say, 

"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, 

to the house of the God of Jacob. 

He will teach us his ways, 

so that we may walk in his paths." 

The law will go out from Zion, 

the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

3 He will judge between many peoples 

and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. 

They will beat their swords into plowshares 

and their spears into pruning hooks. 

Nation will not take up sword against nation, 

nor will they train for war anymore.

4 Everyone will sit under their own vine 

and under their own fig tree, 

and no one will make them afraid, 

for the LORD Almighty has spoken.

5 All the nations may walk 

in the name of their gods; 

we will walk in the name of the LORD 

our God for ever and ever.

Questions to consider:

  • Describe God’s plans for the latter days.
  • What kind of leadership is promised Israel?
  • How does this leadership compare to the present leadership?

Possibilities for prayer:

“All the nations may walk/ In the name of their gods;
we will walk in the name of the LORD/ our God for ever and ever”

For some reason, this verse strike me as particularly beautiful. It might be about the commitment that the people seem to be making to following God, or the way in which God’s permanence is declared--but whatever the reason, this verse makes an excellent prayer. Let’s declare to God today that we choose Him above any other god, and that we will follow His path for our lives.