Read Nahum 1
Prophecy and fulfillment of
About 150 years had passed since the revival of Jonah's day when all of
Assyria was probably the most cruel and brutal of all the ancient heathen nations, and its capital
Habakkuk foretold the coming judgment that God would bring on His idol-worshiping people in
In the midst of our numerous, perplexing injustices, evil often seems to triumph; but we should not express doubt in the Holy One (Habakkuk 1:12) by asking: Why me? or Why did He allow this to happen? God is just as uncompromising toward sin today as He was then. Yet the Lord always forgives even the most sinful person who truly repents and turns to Him. All mankind will one day realize that the justice and mercy of the LORD is good, a strong hold (refuge) in the day of trouble; and He knoweth (loves) them that trust in Him (Nahum 1:7). We expectantly look forward to that day when the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD (Habakkuk 2:14; compare Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38; 11:1-6).
As the One whom even the sea obeys (Nahum 1:4). Jesus rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm (Matt. 8:26-27).
Nahum 1:12 quiet = strong, safe, secure; 1:14 no more of thy name be sown = nothing of your name will remain; 2:7 tabering = beating; 3:19 bruit = report. Habakkuk 1:4 slacked = not enforced.
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Memory Verse for the Week: Titus 2:14