Some believe we are called to peace with all. Others believe we are called to war with all who take even a slightly different perspective than we do. Both positions – both ways of viewing the world, Solomon would say, are deeply foolish. Both are sinful. Both are un-Christ-like. The Bible demands that we accept that every Christian is called to both – to both peacemaking and to battle. The Bible reminds us that wisdom is needed to know which we are called to when. And the Bible reminds us that God will give wisdom to those who ask for it and pursue it.
Pastor Nicoletti preaches from 1 Samuel 19.