Text: 2 Kings 8-11; Psalm 88
When Jehu rides out to battle with Joram (or Jehoram), King of Judah (2 Kings 9), he is met by messengers asking if he comes in peace. He tells them to fall in behind. Joram decides to ride out to meet him in a brief battle that will take his life. Their greeting makes one think:
And when Joram saw Jehu, he said, “Is it peace, Jehu?” He answered, “What peace can there be, so long as the whorings and the sorceries of your mother Jezebel are so many?” (9:22)
The news these days is frightful. Things like ISIS atrocities, racist church shootings, and celebrity gender changes shock us and provoke all sorts of politicians and pundits to chatter. The worldly seek worldly answers and solutions. What we are witnessing is an old, old problem – sin. And there is no human answer to the problem. “What peace can there be,,,,?” Jehu asks. None for the moment, because human sin is abundant.
The only answer to sin is Jesus, our Prince of Peace. And. Praise be to God, when He returns, all the sin will be swept away. And there will indeed be peace. And for those who are in Jesus, even in this troubled world, we can have peace with God and peace within. Amen.
in Him, Mike