2 Samuel 11:1 – NIV: “In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army.”
It is springtime in the northern hemisphere. It’s the season of awakening, and nowhere is it more noticeable than in nature, with a great display of melting ice, blossoming trees, blooming flowers and little insects working overtime to get things ready for a splendid summer.
In spring, there is more than just the wonderful array of spicy flavors that fill the air… There’s a special tantalizing perfume that envelopes the full spectrum of plants, insects, animals and… humans.
Yes, it’s springtime, and love is in the air.
But in spring there’s also another weird smell that forces its unwelcome presence into the nostrils: the smell of war. The Bible says springtime is “the time when kings go off to war…” During springtime governments get itchy and want to flex their muscles, display their might.
How little have things changed from the time of David to the time of Trump. We see that currently President Trump sent his Joabs (generals) to have combined war exercises with South Korea and Japan, with North Korea on the opposite side.
Yes, it’s springtime, and war is in the air.
Where will it end? Or should one rather ask: when will it start? With the Korean Peninsula a tinderbox, how small need the flame be that will light the fuse of a war that has the likelihood of putting the whole world on fire?
Will Bible prophecy have the last say? “The end will come like a flood: war will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.” (Dan.9:26 – NIV)