Verse of the Day: V13 “Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.”
1. The Shield (V1-3)
V3 “The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.”
Time and time again, the people of Nineveh rebelled against the Almighty God and sinned against Him. They thought they were invincible and their shields and chariots were the mightiest weapons in the entire world, until God humbled and defeated them.
V4 “The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.”
2. The Store (V8-7)
V8 “But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.”
Nobody can declare war against God and prevail against Him. God punished the people of Nineveh by sending their enemy to destroy them. Subsequently they lost everything they had - their store and glory of treasures, their gold and silver, and their precious lives.
V9 “Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the pleasant furniture.”
3. The Sword (V8-15)
V13 “Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.”
The people of Nineveh never imagined that the Almighty God could make them lose everything they had, as He sent the sword of destruction upon them. No one can escape the hands of an angry God. Let us choose to be on God’s side and trust and obey Him, than to rebel against Him and lose everything we have including our precious souls.
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were in the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to choose to be on Your side and serve You.