When I came to my daily Bible reading for today, I learned that the entire book of Nahum was on the agenda (I'm reading through the Bible in a year). My first thought was, "Great, another book on how God is going to judge Israel." Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against what God had in mind for Israel. It's just that reading through the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament hasn't been all that devotional for me.

But Nahum dropped a couple of powerful verses on me that have stuck with me during my day (all quotes are from the Holman Christian Standard Bible):
The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will never leave the guilty unpunished. (1:3)

The Lord is good, a stronghold in a day of distress; He cares for those who take refuge in Him. (1:7)

These two verses certainly made it easier to read through this great Old Testament book.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the Minor Prophets, I've been camped out pretty hard latley in the Old Testament. Hosea 2 is awesome, the intertextuallity between the minor prophets is really interesting if you get the chance to read into it.


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