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Friday, May 19, 2017

Oh Me

Yesterday we looked at Nahum's prediction about the fall of Nineveh and the Assyrian empire. The rest of the book describes how it happens. Former allies become enemies. They surround Nineveh and dam the canal that flows through the city. When a great reservoir was established they broke the dams and the city was flooded. Wall and buildings made of sand and mud melted and the town was destroyed. Let's take a more detailed look at the scripture.

Nahum’s Description of Nineveh’s Fall 

A.  The sources of her destruction (1:8; 2:3-4) Waters will overflow and warriors will invade.

B. The severity of her destruction (2:1-2, 6-11, 13; 3:2-3, 11-19) The city will stagger like a drunkard, it’s fortresses fall, soldiers are helpless, and Nineveh will be sacked and burned.

C.  The strength of God’s judgment (2:1-2, 6-11, 13; 3:2-3, 16-19) The Ninevites struggle to defend but to no avail and the city is completely obliterated.

The people had trust in what they built with their own hands and the army they created.In the end it was their downfall. I think we can learn a great lesson from this. 

Amen or Oh-me?