Shalom follows obedience
❇️ They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks (v4)
❇️ Above verse points to a time of peace to his children under God’s rule in the last days.This is symbolically expressed by recasting the weapons of war into tools of husbandry.
❇️ We read about the reversal of this in Joel 3:10 where God says Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears
❇️ This is the war cry of the Lord challenging the enemies of his people of Judha like Tyre, Sidon and Philistia asking them to recast the tools of husbandry into weapons of war to fight against him which they would loose.
❇️ Thus we see God assuring his people a reign of peace and terror of war to their enemies.
❇️ From these two verses we infer when we obey his commands as his children the Lord will be our refuge and we will be rewarded with peace during the 1000 years rule of Christ and thereafter for eternity. 😊
❇️ whereas when we reject God by our disobedience our Lord will deal with us as Judge and we will face his wrath for eternity(Joel 3:2)😡
✅ Insights learnt:
▪️Obey God and enjoy eternal peace
▪️Disobey God and suffer eternal wrath