Do you welcome preaching?

Nahum Bible Background

12.22.2015 Old Testament: Nah 1.15

To read the Bible in a year, read The Book of Nahum on December 22, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

Assyria, one of the most cruel empires ever, had tormented Israel for a long time, but the sinfulness of the Assyrians had increased greatly, so much so that the Lord could no longer tolerate the pressure of their kingdom on the Earth anymore.

Do you think that would have been good news to Israel? Surely, it would be and whoever brought the message, the Israelites would have thought that he had beautiful feet,

Behold, on the mountains
The feet of him who brings good tidings,
Who proclaims peace!
O Judah, keep your appointed feasts,
Perform your vows.
For the wicked one shall no more pass through you;
He is utterly cut off.
(Nahum 1.15) 

The New Testament quotes this passage, referring to modern preachers of the Good News of Jesus Christ, because He saves us from an enemy far greater than the Assyrians, and from a destination far worse than political captivity. Jesus saves us from the devil and the lake of fire where the devil is headed.

Therefore, when you bring the message of salvation to someone, you are a welcome sight. What about you? How do you treat messengers of God’s word?

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