Verse of the Day:V7 “The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”
1. Burden (V1-3)
V1 “The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.”
The Almighty God had put a burden of Nineveh, the wicked city, on the tender heart of Prophet Nahum. Though the Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, yet He never allows wickedness to prevail in all the cities of the world. Time and again, God would sent His prophets to pronounce His judgments upon all the wicked to repent of their sins.
V3 “The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.”
2. Bashan (V4-7)
V4 “He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.”
The Lord not only judges and punishes the wicked, but He is in control of everything. The Lord rebukes the sea and rivers, and makes them dry. The Lord destroys the most fertile lands like Bashan, Carmel and Lebanon, and makes them wastelands. No one can escape God’s judgment and sovereignty. Unless the wicked repent of their sins, God will not hear their cries and forgive their sins. It is not whether you know the Lord, but most importantly, whether the Lord knows you, and acknowledges you as His precious child.
V7 “The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”
3. Bonds (V8-15)
V13 “For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.”
God declared through Nahum that He would break the yoke and bonds of the people of Israel from their enemies when they would truly repent of their sins and wickedness. The Lord assured and promised them that they shall have peace and be freed from the burdens and bonds of their enemies when they would trust and obey Him and His commandments.
V15 “Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that You know me as I truly trust and obey You.