Insights Into ‘Nahum’

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Nahum predicts the Lord’s judgement on Nineveh for her oppression, cruelty, idolatry and wickedness.

God sent Jonah to Nineveh to tell them that He was going to destroy the city, unless the people repented. To Jonah dismay, there was revival in the city and among the Nivevites They were genuinely repentant and with grief and sorrow they turned from there sin and evil ways.

But it took around 100 years and the Ninevities have returned to their old ways. Judah became a feudal state of Assyria and was subjected to Assyrian abuse. This time God has His Prophet Nahum speak to Niveveh from Judah.

While Jonah’s message gave Niveveh the opportunity to repent, Nahum does not. God is completely mad with them and is going to destroy them.. God tells the most powerful emperor around at the time that their doom was coming.

Verse 1 verse 14::

: “The Lord has given a command concerning you, Niveveh , ‘You will have no descendants to bear your name. I will destroy the image and idols that are in the temple of your gods. I will prepare your grave for you are vile’.”

Nahum describes the coming attack on the city, {1 verse 8}:

“But with an overwhelming flood He will make an end of Niveveh; He will persue His foes into the realm of darkness”.

God is true to His word. An ancient historian writes of a flood that washes away enough of Nineveh’s wall, making it easier for the Babylonian invaders to enter the city. The great bully of that time fell to invaders.

The world can be tough and hard, but Our Just God has everything under His control. If we have complete faith in Him, He will never leave us or forsake us no matter what circumstances we go through.

Evil has no place in this world and God has His plan and in His time, and He will see it’s destruction.

Jeremiah 29 verse 11 tell us, that God has plans for our lives, if we learn to completely trust Him.
God Bless.

OFJ

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