Daily Devotional Wednesday 20th May 2020

by William Moody

Could not display passage from ESV.org. Please read Nahum 1v8-15

Nahum spoken about God (v2-7), Nahum now turns his focus on His enemies the people of Nineveh (v8-15).

The Ninevites, like all of God enemies who do not repent, will face destruction (v8). They will be pursued into darkness, which speaks of absolute hopelessness and despair.

The people of Nineveh in their plotting against God will experience failure (v9 & 11). No one can take on God and win; it is the blindness from sin and the devil that causes people not to see this.

The Ninevites suffered from entanglement (v10) because of their sin. It trapped them like thorns, or like an addicted drunkard, or a fire that got out of control. Sin cannot be controlled, it will control us.

No lasting legacy will be passed down to the next generations (v14). Their name or reputation will be cut off like the idols they worshipped.

God’s people will be delivered from their enemies. They will afflict God’s people no more (v12), their yoke will be broken (v13), and this will bring great rejoicing to God’s people (v15).

Those who oppress God’s people in the end are to be pitied, for they are enslaved by sin and this will only bring great misery.

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