Spears and Swords and Sometimes Words Micah 4:1-7

1 In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised up above the hills. Peoples shall stream 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 instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 3 He shall judge between many peoples, and shall arbitrate between strong nations far away; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more; 4 but they shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken. 5 For all the peoples walk, each in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever. 6 In that day, says the Lord, I will assemble the lame and gather those who have been driven away, and those whom I have afflicted. 7 The lame I will make the remnant, and those who were cast off, a strong nation; and the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion now and forevermore.
If you wouldn’t do it in the courtyard above
Don’t do it in places of deceit and deception
If your pride and arrogance swell up
In the name of God’s goodness, but
Evil, divisiveness and power are your
fruits, then prune the vines.
If you, your family, your church, your nation, etc
Attacked, what is the result of returning the
Attack, with more of the same or greater.
Domination, division, defeat?
Is this God’s House?
If Blame seeks blame for an alibi
Is this the house of God?
If Assumption has made up its mind
Is this the house of God?
If Sarcasm, says hate w/lovely words
Is this the house of God?
If words of Pride puff us up
Is this God’s House?
If gossip become gospel
Is this God’s House?
If power claims God’s voice
Is this God’s House?
If being RIGHT divides people
Is this God’s House?

God’s House is
1) The Lords House
Not mine, not yours
2) Established on God’s Mountain
Not my word, Not Your’s
3) A Please of learning/Growing
Not Ripe Fruit, which is
almost rotten,
4) A place of judgment, by God
Not my say, nor yours
All my come in who desire
to learn and grow.
5) Where Tools of War/Division
are RE-tooled/Transformed
6 ) Where people of Fear/Greed/Power
are no longer to be feared, trusted, or heard.
7) Where people sit under their own vines and figs,
Laborers see the fruit of their own labor. (not their fruit) but they benefit from their labor.
If your home is God’s
Live like your at home with God.


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