Text:“Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.” - Jeremiah 14:13.
In the time of Jeremiah the Prophet, the religious and political elite were busy assuring the people that they would not be defeated by their enemies and that that they should not believe Jeremiah the Prophet who was telling them that war and destruction were imminent.
As in the days of Jeremiah, a number of leaders of the world are promising the people that they can create a condition of peace, abundance and continuous prosperity on earth merely by their own efforts. There can be no peace on earth while the devil is alive and the people give themselves to wickedness. (1 Peter 5:8,9; Jeremiah 7:16,17) A one-time President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, in a speech to the American University, Washington D.C. on June 10, 1963, stated, “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants.” He added, “No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. Man's reason and spirit have often solved the seemingly unsolvable – and we believe they can do it again”
However, the First World War, (1914 – 1918) described as "the war to end all wars", and the creation of the League of Nations could not prevent the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 and was worse than World War 1. It is only God Almighty Who can bring peace to the earth. “He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. - Psalm 107:29