Nahum had devastating news for the people of God. Their city would be destroyed. His book of prophecy, however, focused them — and us — on the character of God. That’s where his message of doom starts, and that’s where the hope of all ages begins: “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power” (Nah. 1:3).
It’s because of the greatness of God’s character that we must take Him seriously, even when the news is overwhelming.
Nahum writes in chapter one, verse seven, words that are among the most comforting in all of Scripture: “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.”
From Women of Faith Devotional Bible. Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) Used by permission.