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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Most Known Uknown: Nahum

As we continue our journey through the minor prophets aka the most known unknown we find ourselves at Nahum.  Nahum the other prophet to prophesy to the people of Nineveh I know you thought Jonah was the only one.  Nahum gives us the image of Yahweh as a divine warrior king.  The Assyrian Empire was renown for their military might and abilities.  God used Nahum to prophesy about their impending destruction due to their harsh treatment of God's people. 

Nahum reveals to us that God will fight our battles.  Nahum reminds us that we have divine warrior on our side.  We have a God who goes before us to make crooked paths straight and a God who watches behind us to make sure the fiery darts don't take us out from behind.  Nahum dispels the myth that God is not actively involve in the affairs of His people. Nahum portrays a God who is concern about the welfare of his people and is willing to fight on their behalf.  

So the next time trouble comes your way remember you have a divine warrior who is on your side!  You don't have to fight or retaliate because vengeance is mine says the LORD i will repay in other words God will fight your battles!!  I don't know about you but I am grateful for my divine warrior!!

Just ask David who was being hunted down by Saul won't God fight your battles.  Just ask Moses and the children of Israel as they were being pursued by Pharaoh's army won't God fight your battle.  Just asked any cancer survivor won't God fight your battles.

Scripture Reference:  Book of Nahum

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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