Nahum 1-3

“The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him” (1:7).  Nahum prophesied the downfall of Nineveh, a major Assyrian city that threatened Israel (in a different time period than Jonah).  The fierce language directed at Nineveh would have comforted the Israelites, reminding them that God was their “stronghold”; He “will pursue His enemies into darkness” (1:8).  He is “slow to anger,” yet He will punish the wicked (1:3).

“Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace!” (1:15).  God does not ignore the suffering in our world.  The good news is that our King has come, and is coming, bringing justice and peace.