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The Book Of Nahum

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Whilst Jeremiah and Zephaniah were preaching judgment against Judah, the prophet Nahum was preaching judgment against Nineveh who were one of Judah’s enemies. The northern kingdom of Israel was already in Assyrian captivity and Assyria itself was still a world dominating power. And so, Nahum preaches a very straightforward message which is, ‘the fall of Nineveh’.

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The name Nahum, means, ‘God consoles,’ or ‘comforter’ which in a sense is very appropriate, yes it was bad news for Assyria but his message was intended to bring comfort to all those who were oppressed and afflicted by them, the people of Judah. Complete Study Of The Book Of Nahum


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The Assyrians had pride in themselves and thought they were invincible. So, they are being reminded that Someone is stronger than they are and it’s Them who is and has control. They’re dealing with a God who has power over nature but no one can withstand His power, God was bringing destruction upon them. Nahum 1

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Although Nineveh had received mercy from God in the past, in the days of Jonah, the time for receiving more mercy from God was over for the Assyrians. They continued to practice evil wherever they went and now it was time for judgment, it was time for them to be on the receiving end of God’s wrath. Nahum 2

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We can hear the cries, this isn’t fair! This is unjust! But, oh how wrong Nineveh was, this judgement was fully deserved and delivered by a very just God.

Chapter 3 tells us why God brought judgment upon them. Nahum 3

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

Hebrews 4:16

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