Devotion for the Eleventh Day of Christmas

Christian Christmas background with shining star on night sky and three wise men, illustration. Micah 4:1-5 (NASB)
1 And it will come about in the last days
That the mountain of the house of the Lord
Will be established as the chief of the mountains.
It will be raised above the hills,
And the peoples will stream to it.
2 Many nations will come and say,
“Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord
And to the house of the God of Jacob,
That He may teach us about His ways
And that we may walk in His paths.”
For from Zion will go forth the law,
Even the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
3 And He will judge between many peoples
And render decisions for mighty, distant nations.
Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation will not lift up sword against nation,
And never again will they train for war.
4 Each of them will sit under his vine
And under his fig tree,
With no one to make them afraid,
For the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.
5 Though all the peoples walk
Each in the name of his god,
As for us, we will walk
In the name of the Lord our God forever and ever.

Someday, in God’s perfect timing, we will live in His everlasting Kingdom, where peace will prevail, and where everyone will walk with the Lord. We don’t know when that day is, but we know it will be glorious. Until that day comes, though, God wants those of us who love and believe Him to live in peace and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Maranatha! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

Lord God, we look forward to the day when Your Kingdom will rule over the entire Heaven and earth. In the meantime, help us to do what we can to bring peace to the troubled world we live in. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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