Today you should read: Nahum 3
Don’t go back…
Well, this chapter will make you smile (not). Let’s just say this isn’t the most pleasant chapter in the Bible. I’m pretty sure your kids would cry if you read this to them… no bedtime stories from Nahum chapter 3.
So what’s going on here? Well, remember Jonah? He came preaching judgment on Nineveh. Nineveh repented. And
even though Jonah wanted the Lord to destroy Nineveh, God was gracious and showed Jonah that He can show grace to
whomever He chooses. So, Nineveh was commended for their small steps of obedience. God relented because they
showed a heart of reverence for Him. But now… they’re back to their old ways. And let’s just say that God isn’t happy.
God is patient, but He shows us, in this chapter, that His patience only lasts so long.
Coming from this chapter, I want to ponder on a few questions:
1. What are your old ways?
2. Have you gone back to your old ways?
3. If not, have you been thinking about going back to your old ways?
4. What can you learn from this chapter about turning back to your old ways?
5. How can you make the decision today to leave your old ways behind? What needs to be done?
Don’t go back. Nineveh forfeited the grace shown to them earlier by their disobedience later.
Posted by: Sam Cirrincione