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Friday, November 7, 2014

One Idea

Nahum’s message has been called the “prophecy of one idea” – the fearful idea that God is angry against sin. The idea of divine retribution is still an essential part – and it’s one the prophet presents very effectively.  It’s also found in the New Testament in a letter that Paul writes to the church in Rome. 

Read Romans 1:16-20 We are all exposed to God’s wrath! He is angry when we suppress the truth about Him – in the case of those who deny the very existence of God; they’re suppressing the evidence that this marvelous universe bears all the hallmarks of having been designed by a supernatural designer. Judgment has already begun.

 Romans 1:26-31 reads like a modern list of the ills in our society. People sinning and turning away from God is not a new concept even though it appears to be getting worse.
Nahum’s reminder to all of us is that the judgment of God for each of us is well deserved. Amazingly enough it is escapable! God offers each of us a way to salvation – the one and only way through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Remember what Paul said in Romans 1:16-17: “The gospel… is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes… in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “But the righteous man shall live by faith.”

Or as Nahum put it: “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who take refuge in Him.” (Nahum 1:7 NASB) 
Have you found this refuge?