The way I’ll be talking to you in this article, you might think I object
to war. But that’s not the case. It’s a last resort, but there are times when war has to happen. Time after
time there were wars depicted in the Bible. Of course there are times when a nation must defend itself, and that requires
that a nation build up its armory and manpower, just to keep others from attacking.
I’ve often said that if wars were to be fought by our leaders, there’d
be no wars. But the fact is, if a nation must fight, it takes boys and men in their prime to be able to stand the terrible
situations that war brings. Fighting in freezing weather and sleeping in foxholes half full of ice and water. Seeing friends
die in a moment’s time. Yes…it takes our youth to wage war and win. I wrote a song about that and it’s
part of my website article this week.
as heart-breaking as it is to those back home, waiting for a loved one to return…or not. Or those caught in the midst
of the battles, Even God sees how it sometimes must come to be. We remember how He had to be with the Israelites when they
finally escaped being servants in Egypt, how they had to war with the nations God had given them as The Promised Land. Countries
that were serving false idols as their gods, were destroyed by believers in the true God, Jehovah. That entire narrative
is recorded in the second through the fifth books of the Bible; Exodus through Joshua. It began with the death of Joseph,
a teen-ager who had been sold into Egyptian slavery by his brothers, and closed with Joshua taking over when Moses and his
brother Aaron had died.
a most interesting history of the Israelites, who have had to fight to live, or to defend themselves down through time. And
they haven’t always been innocent. The Bible bares all, both the good and the bad.
The worst is yet to come, with the Battle of Armageddon promised in the book of
Revelation. To escape it, give your heart to Christ. As always, Christ is the answer.