Monday, April 14, 2014


Over the last few days, we looked at the role of Assyria in the history of GOD's people.
They were warned and saved through Jonah.
They destroyed Israel and Judah in Micah.

But after being warned and saved once, powerful Ninevah has fallen back again.

It has become a 'city of blood' and GOD's hand will not be stayed a second time.
Nahum brings a prophecy of destruction against them, which brings to an end our Assyrian tale.

A city of blood.
My anger is slow, but sure.
No escape this time.
GOD might be slow to anger, and swift to forgive....
..but he does not let us get away with sinning forever without consequence. 
The most powerful nation in the world falls, because it fails to turn back to GOD when he warns it.

Grace is not a license to sin.  We still need to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, but with the confidence that comes from knowing our redeemer lives.

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