April 24, 2020

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Nahum 2:2 (ESV)
2 For the Lord is restoring the majesty of Jacob as the majesty of Israel, for plunderers have plundered them and ruined their branches.

PASTOR’S COMMENTARY

Many people are aware of the story of Jonah and his reluctance to preach to the Ninevites. But after his “in-the-whale” experience, Jonah preached to the Ninevites, and they repented, and God spared their city.

Jonah did not want God to save the Ninevites because of the cruelty they inflicted upon God’s people. But what many may not know is that a century later, the Ninevites returned to old ways of idolatry, violence and arrogance.

Nahum, whose name means “comfort” or consolation, was called to prophesy God’s condemnation against a nation who lost sight of God’s grace (this will be the theme of the message Sunday). But in the midst of Nahum’s prophecy, God promised to restore the “majesty” of His people. The word implies “pride,” not in a negative sense, but to be proud of heritage.

We can take courage in God’s promise to restore us to gather in the Worship Center, but until then let’s be proud of our church and our church family.