Responding to God’s Word (31): God is our strength and refuge.

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him (Nahum 1:7). Trouble and trust: we cannot just wish away our times of troube, but we can trust in the Lord in our times of trouble. When we trust in the Lord, he will give us the …

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Lord, You’re Speaking To Us. Help Us To Listen To You.

"This is a revelation from the Lord ..." (Nahum 1:1). What a wonderful start to this prophecy! "The Lord is patient and has great strength" (Nahum 1:3). Where does such knowledge of God come from? It comes from the revelation of God. It is revealed to us. It is the Word that comes to us …

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Spiritual principles which remain constant for every nation and every generation

A Word of warning for God's people: "The one who will scatter you is coming to attack you. Guard your fortress! Keep a lookout on the road! Prepare for battle! Be very courageous!" (Nahum 2:1). A promise of victory for God's people: "The Lord will restore Jacob's glory like Israel's glory, although enemies have looted …

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When we begin to see ourselves as sinners, we will begin to see how wonderful is the great salvation that God has provided for sinners.

"I am against you, Nineveh, declares the Lord of Armies" (Nahum 3:5) - The Lord speaks against us so that we might learn to stop speaking against Him. We cannot really appreciate God's positive Word concerning salvation until we learn to listen attentively to His negative Word concerning our sin. It's only when we begin …

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Out of the shadows of our past, into the light of His future

Micah 5:1-7:20; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Proverbs 21:17-26 God wipes out the shadow of our past - He “pardons sin” (Micah 7:18). He shines in the light of His future - “We will be “clothed with our heavenly dwelling” (2 Corinthians 5:4). From this standpoint of privilege, we are called to fulfil our responsibility: to be soldiers of …

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Are you looking for good news? Are you searching for peace?

"Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace!" (Nahum 1:15). What is this "good news"? Where does this "peace" come from? "The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him" (Nahum 1:7). Here is "good news": "The Lord is good." Here …

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Lord, it’s Your love for us that calls us to love You (prayers based on the book of Nahum)

Nahum 1:1-2:9 ‘Fulfil your vows’ (1:15). Lord, You're calling us to be faithful to You. We are to be faithful in worship. We are to be faithful in reading Your Word. We are to be faithful in prayer. We are to be faithful in giving. We are to be faithful in witness. Our faith is …

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