RE Verse reading–Amos 1-2 (day six) “And they will hammer their swords into plowshares. . .never again will they learn war” (Isaiah 2:4) Part of God’s judgement on the nations is for their behavior in war. Amos called out Damascus for the cruelty to “thresh Gilead with sledges having iron teeth”. (vs 3) He condemned Ammon for “ripping open pregnant women to extend his borders”. (vs 13) Is our world different? When the negro spiritual sang “I ain’t gonna study war no more” it was a confession that we do. . .study war. Much of our research is toward better weapons. Many of our private thoughts are justifications for continued fear/anger toward our enemies. Sometimes war is just and necessary, but the Christian heart must never surrender the hope that the cruelty of war will someday cease and the world will know the Prince of Peace. Friend, does your heart break with the report of every new atrocity? Do you feel angry? God does.