Digging into Nahum 003

Nahum 1:1 “An oracle, or burden, concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh.”

Deliver bad news appropriately

In the first word of this book we saw that God’s word, rightly understood, can at times be a heavy burden to bear. When we deliver the bad news of God’s judgment against sin we dare not deliver it with glee.

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Digging into Nahum 002

Does Nahum have any lessons for us today that could be considered profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete equipped for every good work? (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Lets find out.

Nahum 1:1 “An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh.” (ESV) also “The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.” (KJV)

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Digging In 001

Belief can be a tricky word. I can believe something to be true that isn’t true. My belief does not make it true. 

I can also believe that something is true that is, in fact, true. But if I don’t really care that it is true in more than an academic way, it doesn’t really matter. I believe Abraham Lincoln was tall and thin. It doesn’t really affect anything in my life. It is true. I believe it is true. But it is of only very little advantage to me, if any at all. Belief we talk about in the context of following Jesus Christ must be belief that matters. Of course we must know truth from falsehood. Believing things that are not true will get us into all kinds of trouble. 

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