“The war horse is a vain hope for victory, and by its great might it cannot save. Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, to deliver their soul from death…” vss. 17-19a
For millennia the nations of the world have been engaged in an enormous and deadly contest for power and control. Great empires have arisen, each one dependent on the latest advances in weapons and military might. In our time, by virtue of technology and genius we are now able to obliterate entire cities with the sending of rockets and the explosions of bombs. Combined, the nations have stockpiled enough firepower to destroy the entire planet many times over–and we’re still not done. The arms race continues unabated in spite of the horrors of the last century’s wars. In recent years more people have been driven from their homes than ever before in history–and the leaders of the world seem unwilling to call a halt! Even some Christians advocate for the development and use of more powerful weaponry! We know better! The psalmist says that great might cannot save us. War horses and atomic bombs are vain hopes for victory. Only the steadfast love of the Lord will ultimately deliver the nations from their war-mongering ways! Only then will the soul of humanity be delivered from death and destruction! We pray fervently for the triumph of love!
Thought for the Day: Why are leaders unwilling to do the things that will make for peace?