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; he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness. – Nahum 1:7-8 (NIV)
Judah had been under the tyranny of Assyria for probably 100 years at the time of Nahum. The people of God were neither in charge of their national identity nor their future. But at the height of Assyrian power, Nahum declares that Assyria was not in charge either – God is in charge of the affairs of men. True to this prophecy, Assyria went from an unstoppable force to a fallen empire in the next 50 years. Nahum reminds us that God is ruling over all things, even if God’s people are not.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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