Ancient Wisdom, Modern Application

中文:Chinese Version

Seven centuries before the birth of Christ, people in the middle east were gripped by fear. Nineveh’s armies were sweeping across the land.

A century before, God had spared the Ninevites when they repented at Jonah’s preaching. But now Nineveh had turned to greater evil.

The prophet Nahum (name means “encouragement”) spoke God’s message to the people of Judah. In spite of seemingly overwhelming terror, God is far greater in power.

“His path is in the whirlwind and storm,

and clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.

He cares for those who trust in him,

but with an overwhelming flood

he will make an end of Nineveh.” (Nahum, ch. 1 NIV)

Nahum’s message:

* God is far more powerful than any evil in the world, and will eventually destroy it.

* The Lord is good, and is a Refuge for those who trust in him.

Coffee ThoughtCoffee/tea thought: Consider taking several hours or a whole day “sabbatical” from the news. Use this time to ponder God’s message spoken through his prophet Nahum. How do these truths touch your life today?

John

Ref: The short Biblical book of Nahum, Old Testament

April 20th, 2020

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