President Obama gave a speech this morning to The American Israel Public Affairs Committee . In it he reiterated his support for the nation of Israel, and his commitment to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. In his speech he stated,
“Of course, peace is hard to achieve. There’s a reason why it has remained elusive for six decades.”
Romans 3:16-19 Destruction and misery are in their ways:17And the way of peace have they not known:18There is no fear of God before their eyes.19Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
True peace comes from knowing Jesus, the Prince of Peace. All man’s attempts at obtaining peace ultimately fail. The League of Nations was formed at the end of WWI, to give the world a place to resolve its disputes and differences. And the United Nations came about at the end of WWII. World War One was known as the war to end all wars, because the world had never seen bloodshed and carnage on such a global level. Yet only twenty one years later Hitler invaded Poland to begin WWII. President Obama later in his speech had this to say,
“Iran’s leaders should know that I do not have a policy of containment; I have a policy to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. And as I’ve made clear time and again during the course of my presidency, I will not hesitate to use force when it is necessary to defend the United States and its interests.”
At this point war between Israel and its main ally the United States, and Iran and its allies, seems to be on a collision course. If Israel makes a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, it is likely Iran will respond with a conventional missile attack against Israel. This may convince Israel’s other mid-east enemies, now is the best opportunity to strike against Israel.
God has kept the tribe of Judah in tact, since leading them out of the the land of Egypt, and into the promised land. He is still working with them.
Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
Romans11:11-12 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.12Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
God is keenly aware of what is happening in the middle east. Lets always, as followers of Christ, be praying for peace.
Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.