The book of Nahum is short, and most people would probably consider it violent and judgmental. It is only a three chapter book, but lots of prophecies to be considered. Let’s look at the first two verses of this book first. Nahum 1:1-2 Adonai is a jealous and vengeful God. Adonai avenges; he knows how to be angry. Adonai takes vengeance on his foes and stores up wrath for his enemies. (CJB) If this was all I read, I would be discouraged. I would wonder what kind of God I was
As our family reads through the Psalms, often there are verses that stick out to me. This morning it was Psalm 59:17 But as for me, I will sing of your strength; in the morning I will sing aloud of your grace. For you are my fortress, a refuge when I am in trouble. The fact that we can sing and find refuge when in trouble, that is comforting. What needs to happen, however, is: I will sing of YOUR strength. Too often we focus on songs that are about getting us out of the pit.