The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into darkness. Nahum1:7-8
If you have been reading along with us in The Daily Bible – In Chronological Order, we finished Isaiah and will soon start into another major prophet, Jeremiah. But first, we will spend a few days in some of the minor prophets, like Nahum today. There is nothing minor about these prophets, just shorter writings than the major prophets. Often the minor prophets are just as impactful as the major prophets in bringing God’s word to the people and nations. In today’s scripture Nahum speaks of the judgment coming to Nineveh. The city had been spared judgment when they repented at the preaching of the prophet Jonah when he brought God’s warning to them. Now, a hundred and twenty-five years later, Nineveh has reverted to their old ways, rejecting God’s mercy on them, and God’s judgment will be delayed no longer. God always gives warnings and opportunities to change before His judgment is meted out. But, make no mistake, God is not mocked. You can’t fool God. Only real change results in real mercy.