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