We pick up again our ongoing theme on the Old Testament Minor Prophets. This week’s book is Nahum. I wonder how many of us have read Nahum? The second verse is quite a challenge to read and comprehend! Written as a litany against Nineveh – indeed as a prophecy for Nineveh’s destruction.
Nahum’s name means comfort – which is exactly what this message brought to the people of Judah. Particularly as they were under Assyrian rule (Nineveh was the capital).
It’s easy to apply that message to our lives. We love to think about the God who delivers us from the many things oppressing us. This is one aspect of God's character that we should rejoice in – God cares for his people. But we should always remember it’s on Gods terms and in God's time. God was looking for obedience from Judah – as he does from us. Even so the one truth remains – we worship a great God who loves, cares and frees us!