“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, BUT…..”Nahum 1:7-8.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading: Nahum 1-3, and John 5.
Beyond the “BUT” comes consequences for those who trust things other than God.
It is a lesson to all of us: If our trust is elsewhere we should expect the consequences of such a reliance.
God is over all. There is nothing beyond Him.
I was thinking today of situations in the Bible where God even used His enemies to do His bidding. Pharaoh is one example. If Pharaoh had let the Israelites go the first time Moses/Aaron asked it would have eliminated all the amazing things that happened because of his stubbornness.
Sennacherib is another example. He bragged of conquests his armies made around Jerusalem. The OT explains that Sennacherib had been used by God to wipe out Israel’s enemies.
God is running the show. Therefore, our trust must be in Him. There cannot be counterfeit gods. God is not going to share affections with other gods in our lives. They must go.
Nineveh was the city mentioned after the “BUT.” It was destroyed and never returned to prominence.
Defy God. Ignore God. The consequences should terrify each of us. We need Him. We are going to make a mess of our lives without completely trusting Him. Why would we go on without Him?
“Lord, I need You every second. I must not, I dare not, lose my total reliance on You. There is no alternative. You promise in today’s Scripture to care for those who trust in You. I must be in that number.”
God is willing and able to take care of you. Are you willing to let Him?