November 26, 2015

Virtual Vitamins

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

I was really taken off guard by the Japanese translation of this verse. The traditional English translation sounds all pious and worshipful, but the Japanese simply says, “Stop that!” Seeing that, for the first time I really looked at the context of the verse ahead of it, and it certainly seems to be talking about making war. International conflict is very much on everyone’s minds these days, and in the current context it is more clear than ever that war is fundamentally a spiritual matter. Jesus said that wars would exist until His return, (Matthew 24:6) but this verse strikes me as what He might say upon His return. As General Sherman so famously declared, war is hell, and that is the antithesis of the Kingdom…

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