NAHUM BIBLE STUDY CHAPTER THREE
THE CITY OF BLOOD.
Nineveh is called “the city of blood” because of how it had cruelly murdered large numbers of conquered peoples.
Sin never exists in isolation. That is to say, one offense against God will most likely lead to another. That is because sin spreads and multiplies like an infectious disease. Not only were the Assyrians brutally cruel, but they were also extremely immoral.
I AM AGAINST YOU.
Because of Nineveh’s terrible offenses against God, the Lord Himself would personally expose the corruption and deep darkness in the hearts of its residents. God declared that He would destroy them. No power on earth can protect a nation that has made God its enemy and whom God has determined to oppose. When sin reaches a certain level in any society, God will expose the people to shame by bringing down all their means of security and leaving them completely open to the consequences of their rebellion. Such a society will crumble in defeat.
ARE YOU BETTER THAN THEBES.
Because the Ninevites believed no one could defeat them, they failed to recall how God had brought down other great cities, such as the city of Thebes in Egypt, conquered by the Assyrians in 66 B.C.
NOTHING CAN HEAL YOU WOUND
Nineveh would be completely destroyed and never again rebuilt. After the city fell in 612 B.C., it became a deserted and desolate area for animals and birds (Zephaniah 2:13-15)
Reflection Questions on Nahum
A Nahum Prayer
By: LIFE WITH GOD’S GRACE AND TRUTH
LORD God, King of the earth,
You have created all peoples
and reign over all the nations
that inhabit this earth.
When the nations rage
and put themselves forward as mighty,
You still have the final word,
promising to put all the prideful in their place.
Although tempted to trust in our own strength,
we turn to You, even as the psalmist says,
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God’ (Psalm 20:7).
Teach us to live with trust
in light of the prophet Nahum’s words,
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him” (Nahum 1:7).
All this we pray, through Jesus Christ,
to whom, with You and the Holy Spirit
be all honor and glory, now and forever.
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