"Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passerby who meddles in a quarrel not his own." Proverbs 26:17
In Proverbs 20:3, we are further told that there is honor is ceasing strife. However, those who meddle are fools. We are cautioned in several Bible scriptures not to meddle in the quarrels of others. Yet, we do it all the time both in our personal lives and as a country in the international theater. I'm wondering right now if we could speak directly with God if He would tell us to quit getting in the middle of all of Israel's strife. Maybe, maybe not.
I'm sure without asking that He abhors the use of chemical weapons. But does that mean He would advocate other countries "punishing" the perpetrators? Or, is He expecting the world to step into the middle and attempt to stop the insanity?
I believe the only way to know His will is to pray that He will direct the vote of our Congress. If the vote is to strike, He wants us to interfere. If the vote is no, we need to be honorable and walk away -- not be fools, in other words.
I'm pretty sure He would not be happy if we enter the fray to save our President's face. If what he said was a mistake, he can learn from his mistakes like everyone else.
It may be time for the world to learn to solve it's own problems as well. They can learn from their mistakes, too. Remember, that a growing child learns nothing if he is protected constantly.