MONDAY, APRIL 18
Scripture: Isaiah 2:4a
Isaiah 2:4 says, “He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares.…” Benjamin Franklin in his generation said, “Show me the man that beats his sword into a plowshare and I will show you the same man that’s plowing the field for the one who kept his sword.” Franklin understood the season in which he lived. He understood the Christ who said, “Buy a sword” for just such a season. Maybe that is the problem we see in many nations. We have a generation that does not realize the times and seasons in which they live. We need to be buying a sword not beating them into a plowshare.