The Peace of Jerusalem

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Many people look at events in the Middle East with fear, anxiety, and even confusion. But what is God’s perspective? Start by reading God’s Word. There, it is clear that He has a plan, and that His plan has not changed.

From a Biblical perspective, we see that conflicts in that region are not about politics or control, oil or land, but about God, His Word, His plans, and His promises to His people.

Today, as when the Bible was written, He looks for men and women who seek Him and His Kingdom first in their lives. For people who love Him, His house, and His people.

The psalmist recognized that God was the focal point of his life, and that the most important thing was being in fellowship with Him: “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.'” He could not wait to be in God’s presence!

He was filled with joy when he stood in Jerusalem’s gates, where God’s people gathered together to praise and give thanks to Him. Then, the psalmist commanded, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” This prayer demonstrated his love for God. It was so important that He promised peace and prosperity for those praying this prayer.

Today, if you want God’s perspective on current events, read His Word. If you want to be in tune with Him, fellowship with Him. If you want to have peace and joy, seek to be in His presence, in a spirit of worship and praise.

In all circumstances pray for the peace of Jerusalem. When you do, you demonstrate your concern for God, His Word, and His people. You prove that you truly love Him, and desire to honor what is important to Him.