Waging War

I was going to post some thoughts about North Korea this morning. I woke up to NPR’s report that North Korea claims the U.N. has declared war with its sanctions. Oh, and the US wants to intercept ships bound for North Korea, but I’m sure that’s nothing to worry about.

Unfortunately I’m still down in the dumps over yesterday’s post about Bush’s duplicity and use of Christians for political gain . . . so no posts on politics right now.

Fortunately I did read the Bible this morning and I came across this passage in 2 Corinthians 10:

10:3 For though we live as human beings, we do not wage war according to human standards,
10:4 for the weapons of our warfare are not human weapons, but are made powerful by God for tearing down strongholds. We tear down arguments
10:5 and every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.

It’s amazing how small we think God is. His ways are not our ways, and so we don’t give him the credit that is his due. Can God open hearts and minds to the Gospel? You bet. Can he bring a peaceful resolution to international crisis without a war? I think so.

I’m not saying that I know how God is going to handle this crisis with North Korea. What I am saying is that we need to pray for the leaders of North Korea and the leaders of the U.N. as they fight this out.

God has weapons that we don’t even know about. And he is willing to use them.