October 16, 2020

3The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;
    the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.
His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,
    and clouds are the dust of his feet.


7The Lord is good,
    a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him,
(Nahum 1:3, 7, NIV)




Focus Verses For Today: Nahum 1:3, 7

Today, we both begin and conclude our journey through the book of Nahum. Nahum, in many ways, is a sequel, or conclusion to the book of Jonah. Jonah was sent to call upon the Assyrians to repent. They listened, but it did not last. In this book, Nahum is foretelling of the Assyrians coming destruction.

Ask the Lord for His understanding of Nahum 1-3. Read Nahum 1-3. Let’s journey!


Nahum 1-3: Unlike Jonah, Nahum was not giving warning of the coming destruction to the Assyrians, rather Nahum was giving it to the Israelites. Why? For many the same reasons that Jonah complained. The Israelites had and were suffering from the Assyrians. The Israelites did not understand why God would allow such an evil nation to prosper. Nahum was providing reassurance to the Israelites that Assyria would be dealt with in God’s time. (Nahum 1:1-3:19)


Our focus verses for today:




These two verses are both accurate description of the Lord God, and both can provide comfort to those who believe in Him. Like the Israelites in Judah, we cannot always understand the Lord and His timing. But His promises will come to pass! The guilty will face their punishment. During our times of troubles, during our times of waiting, we can always seek out the Lord and find comfort in His refuge. Are you seeking out the Lord, relying on Him in your times of need? Have you placed your faith in Him for justice to be delivered?




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