Bad Advice – Digging into Nahum 015

“From you came one who plotted evil against the LORD, a worthless counselor.” (Nahum 1:11) It looks like we are now getting to more specific accusations against some group or leader. Someone in a position of influence or authority hatched a plot of “evil against the Lord.” This plotter is called a worthless counselor. I […]

Undefeatable? Digging into Nahum 014

“For they are like entangled thorns, like drunkards as they drink; they are consumed like stubble fully dried.” (Nahum 1:10) Three more analogies are used in this short verse to illustrate the utter futility of opposing The Almighty. First, even at their best their opposition is pitiful. They see themselves as nearly impregnable, their fortifications […]

Unstoppable Digging into Nahum 012

“But with an overflowing flood he will make a complete end of the adversaries, and will pursue his enemies into darkness.” (Nahum 1:8) In this metaphorical and highly illustrative language Nahum warns God’s enemies of the utter futility of resisting His judgment. Their destruction will be as futile to defend against as a tidal wave. […]

Ultimate Power! Digging into Nahum 009

The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it. (Nahum 1:5, ESV) In his commentary John Calvin points out that this not only represents God’s raw power but his power under control, since God’s attributes are never outside his control. The mountains are […]