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Bible Reading Plan | April 17, 2023


 

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE


Ultimately, God will always come through for His people. This is illustrated in the life of Nahum who prophesied to Judah around 612 BC. The cruel Assyrians had been used by the Lord to punish and conquer the northern kingdom of Israel for their sins. But Assyria and was even more cruel and sinful that Israel. Now, time was up for this godless and cruel nation as we their capital Ninevah was about to be sacked and destroyed by the surrounding nations. Forsaking God and indulging in violence and injustice is never overlooked by the Lord. So, as you read the Bible verses below, determine to be one of the “good guys” by worshiping the true God and by calling upon His power to help you to be just, merciful, and good in all your ways.

 

(Nahum 1:7-15) 7 The Lord is good,

a refuge in times of trouble.

He cares for those who trust in him,

8 but with an overwhelming flood

he will make an end of Nineveh;

he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.


9 Whatever they plot against the Lord

he will bring to an end;

trouble will not come a second time.

10 They will be entangled among thorns

and drunk from their wine;

they will be consumed like dry stubble.

11 From you, Nineveh, has one come forth

who plots evil against the Lord

and devises wicked plans.


12 This is what the Lord says:

“Although they have allies and are numerous,

they will be destroyed and pass away.

Although I have afflicted you, Judah,

I will afflict you no more.

13 Now I will break their yoke from your neck

and tear your shackles away.”


14 The Lord has given a command concerning you, Nineveh:

“You will have no descendants to bear your name.

I will destroy the images and idols

that are in the temple of your gods.

I will prepare your grave,

for you are vile.”


15 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.

 


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