It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it shall be lifted up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it, and many nations shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore; but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid, for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken. For all the peoples walk each in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the LORD our God forever and ever.
Micah 4:1–5
The Psalmist (Psalm 121) cries out, “I looked to the hills, from where does my help come?” We are being pursued all day long by the enemies of God. They are the unholy trinity of Satan, the World, and our own sinful nature. They are surrounding and attacking on every side. We ask with the Psalmist, “Where is my help?” That help comes from the mountain of God. It isn’t Sinai’s heavy mountain—full of LAW. Instead, it is the mountain that is the Place of the Skull. On Calvary, Jesus defeats all these enemies and destroys the reign of death. On the mountain which is the New Jerusalem, heaven and earth meet for us on the altar at the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Jesus is our help and our comfort. He is our Head and our foundation. In the peace and comfort of Christ’s forgiveness and salvation, we receive peace like the world has never known and that the world cannot understand even as it fights its wars and battles. We receive forgiveness of every sin, and we walk with our Helper, Jesus Christ. We walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever. It knows no end.
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