Day 40


from the reading plan

Nahum 1:1-15, 2 Samuel 22:1-4, Luke 1:72-75

This Is the Old Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book or two of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture. This week, we’ll continue looking at the Minor Prophets.

What Is Nahum? The book of Nahum is the message given to the kingdom of Judah concerning the destruction of Nineveh and Assyria. In delivering this message, the prophet Nahum affirms the certainty of God’s judgement on His people’s enemies, as well as His care for His people.

How Nahum Fits Into the Story: The book of Nahum provides a view of a powerful and just God who maintains His absolute moral standards, while offering hope to those who are despised and downtrodden. Nahum’s message teaches us to trust in God, even when our situation seems hopeless, and reminds us that God will stand with those who belong to Him.

Reflection Questions:
1. What temporary and earthly refuges have failed you? How is God superior to them?
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.

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