True Security

Read Nahum 1:1 through 3:19

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 (Nahum 1:7,8).

Nineveh, as the capital of Assyria, was a powerful city. Nineveh also was an evil city. The Ninevites found security in the seemingly impenetrable wall they had built for protection. Perhaps that wall provided a false sense of security.

Jonah had earlier prophesied Nineveh’s destruction, but the people repented. The destruction was temporarily avoided.

The people, however, returned to their evil ways. Nahum charged that the Ninevites had plotted against the Lord, displayed cruelty during war, engaged in prostitution and witchcraft, and abused their commercial resources. The powerful city was destroyed because the people trusted themselves and not God.

Verse 7 says the Lord is good and takes care of those who place their trust in Him. When we allow God to build our walls of protection, we can feel truly secure.

Challenge for Today:

Consider any areas where you are not fully trusting God, and allow Him to demonstrate His power to protect you.

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