Nahum 1:14b-15 NIV 2011
“I will destroy the images and idols that are in the temple of your gods. I will prepare your grave, for you are vile.
“Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, Judah, and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you; they will be completely destroyed.”
The Lord commanded Nahum to proclaim judgment upon Nineveh, Assyria. God would destroy Assyria because of their sinful ways and idol worship. Ezekiel 32:22, “Assyria is there with her whole army; she is surrounded by the graves of her slain, all who have fallen by the sword.” Nahum offered Judah hope and God’s covering even as Israel was in the hands of Assyria. Romans 10:15, “And how can anyone preach unless they are sent. As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.’” God is our Strength and Shield.
The Good News is this: it is never too late to become a follower of Jesus. God gave the People of the Promise chance after chance from the beginning of time. Much like us today, they made choices to follow their own gods. Between our jobs and our families, we can begin to worship them instead of the One. When I am week, I turn to Him for strength. Daily He shields me from harm. God is my Strength and Shield.
How has God strengthen/shielded you this week?