Nahum 1:7 | World Challenge

Nahum 1:7

May 8, 2020

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

Devotional Thoughts

By David Wilkerson

Nahum said of Nineveh, " The Lord has given a command concerning you…I will cut off…for you are vile" (Nahum 1:14). I believe God already has given the commandment to bring forth all these prophesied judgments. It all has been set in motion. The word I keep hearing in my spirit is "acceleration." The fire has been ignited — and soon it will grow hotter, more intense and eventually will encompass all our society.

What about the people of God? What are we facing? Again, we are driven to the Word to find out what the Lord declared and performed in the past.

Has not God always delivered His people in past desolations? Let's search the Scriptures: Noah and his family escaped the flood. Were they preserved? Yes! Did Daniel and the Hebrew children survive the furnace and lion's den? Yes! Did Lot and those who heeded God's warnings perish in Sodom? No!

Didn't Jesus warn the Jews to flee Jerusalem when invading armies approached? He said, "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies…flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her" (Luke 21:20-21). And Jerusalem was destroyed while the obedient ones escaped — remembering the Lord's warning.

Even to the wicked Nineveh, for the sake of even one righteous man, God gave this glorious message: "The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him" (Nahum 1:7). Those who listen and obey have always been saved!


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