The scripture for today, April 5, is Micah 4:5 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“All the nations may walk in the name of their gods; we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever.”
Nations rise and fall. Nations come and go. Nations are founded upon terror and aggression, or peace and democracy. Some nations follow religions which declare that peasants are peasants as punishment for previous lives, so must remain peasants. Some nations follow religions chosen by their national governments and must be followed upon pain of death.
But as strong as various nations seem to be, as much power as they use on their citizens, they do not last forever.
Instead, there is a forever nation ~ the nation of God, the kingdom of God. No matter what nation someone lives in, they can have “dual citizenship”. And by being a citizen of God’s forever kingdom, they will walk in it forever and ever.