Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesday, November 4th: Nahum 1-3, Colossians 2 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Nahum 1-3; Colossians 2

Somehow I got the passages a little mixed up this week.  I've edited the other days and added this one - so it should all be good now. Whoops!

In Nahum we see God pronouncing judgment on Assyria and comforting Judah with this promise.  My Life Application Bible says this....
Judah was comforted to know that God was still in control. Nineveh is an example to all rulers and nations of the world today. God is sovereign over even those who are seemingly invincible. WE can be confident that God's power and justice will one day conquer all evil.

What a great truth, particularly in the light of recent elections in Canada and upcoming for us provincially, and upcoming in the States.   God is sovereign. Period.

This passage also reminds me that the day of judgment will be a horrible time for unbelievers, but a gloriously joyful time for followers of Christ.

As our NT passage says, Jesus nailed our debt to the cross and triumphed over sin and death, so we can have that joyful day, that certain hope still to come.

 Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Habakkuk 1-3; Colossians 3


Conrad said...

"The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it." Nahum 1:5

This verse describes the unimaginable power that God has!

Pamela said...

The same verse stood out for me:
13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.