This week we will be studying Nahum and Habakkuk under the theme God fulfills His promises.The over riding theme of the Minor Prophets has been to get right with God and stay faithful. From the New Testament we receive a beautiful promise, Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence. So that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. - Hebrews 4:16 God's love, mercy, forgivness, and great grace are available if we repent and focus on living our lives in a Christ honoring way.
The lessons I have learned from this week's study is to "be careful". From the time we are young we are given warnings about being careful, so harm would not come to us. God's Word also offers us wise counsel on the subject. Through the Minor Prophets Nahum and Habakkuk we can learn:
Be careful what you trust in. (keep looking up)
Be careful what you pray for.(you might get something you didn't expect)
Be careful in what you choose.(there are eternal consequences)
Read the book of Nahum by tomorrow, and we will start the discussion on who and what we should trust in.
Those who are far from you will perish;
you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds. - Psalm 73:27-28