Nahum 2

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read Nahum 2

Overview

Nineveh to Fall.

Disastrous scene of the destruction of Nineveh, a symbol of Assyria, is described in this chapter. The plundering of its treasurers and the terror of its people will come because the Lord Almighty is against its city.

God is attacking Nineveh in order to restore the welling being of the covenant people (v.2). Nineveh is described as a pool being drained and as lion who have become prey.

“The Lord Almighty,” or “The Lord of hosts” (v.13) is a title for God found in connection with the ark of the covenant (1 Samuel 1:3) and symbolizes God as the leader of the divine army’s doing battle for the covenant people.

Nineveh’s fall in Nahum is contrast to Nineveh’s salvation in the book of Jonah. The people who once repented from sin and saved from the wrath of God are now destroyed by the wrath of God. Why is that? Because they again do not return from their wickedness.

1. What does this passage tell you about God?

2. What does this passage tell you about people.?

3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?  

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