Text: “He will arbitrate among the nations and dictate to strong nations far away. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nations shall no longer fight each other, for all war will end. There shall be universal peace, and all the military academies and training camps will be closed down”. – Micah 4:3, Living Bible.
Comment: That lasting and eternal peace will only be attained in God's Kingdom, fully established is a fact that everyone is gradually beginning to accept. The history of man has been plagued with series of wars, whose complexity and carnage, increases with scientific breakthroughs in lethal weapon creation and design. In recent times, the entire world has been placed on red alert for fear of nuclear attacks. Only a couple of months ago, the entire State of Hawaii, was thrown into confusion and fear over an erroneous alert of a nuclear missile strike. Truly, talking about this last days, Christ said, “Men's heart failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth…”- Luke 21:26.
As stated earlier, in times of old, the level of destruction, following wars, are nothing to compare to the times we now live in – “The age of scientific revolution”, where wars are now fought with ballistic missiles, fighter jets, drones, tanks, nuclear and biological weapons; all that can kill hundreds and even thousands at single strikes. Nations now pride in the weight and size of their armouries, such that world leaders now brag with their size of the buttons of their nuclear arsenal.
That science has put more tears than smiles on the faces of men, is a clear fact. True Christians however, understand that safety is of the LORD and hence, our trust should be on JEHOVAH and not in the abilities, findings or inventions of science. – Proverbs 21:31.