ESV - 15 Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! Keep your feasts, O Judah; fulfill your vows, for never again shall the worthless pass through you; he is utterly cut off.
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So, when will the peace of Nahum come? Everything in the first answer posted is great. However, I see the Bible as relevant to all ages. (There are things like the animal sacrifices that are only for certain periods.) I believe it will be when the world takes God at His Word. Ephesians 5:8,10: "For you were once in darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light...finding out what is acceptable to the Lord." Jesus said we are to love one another. Do we really do that? The book of Nahum is connected to the historical event of Ninevah, but I believe its outlook is universal, indefinite, and eschatological. A prophecy, really. Zechariah 2:8 tells us that, "Israel is the Apple of God's eye." Two clear concepts are disclosed in this book: The adequacy of God's sovereignty, and the existence of a moral order in the universe. Look at Genesis 12:3: "I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curse you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Look at the conditions in the Middle East. Judges 21:25: "In those days there was no king in Israel; and everyone did what was right in his own eyes." Aren't nation's doing just that today? Does anyone consider God's Word? The moral order of today is not God's prescription! Nahum's sympathy for His people led him to believe that Assyria's downfall would be Judah's triumph. He made a timeless error. He was diverted by His emotions. We are not to be deceived, all moral and spiritual truth applies to every generation. There is a bigger picture! Jesus said “Hallowed be your name”! Do we regard God's name as Holy? Do we consider God first and honor His commandments? Are people today concerned with the Gospel as being about Jesus Christ Look at 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Is the Gospel being taught from pulpits? Isaiah 65:1,2: "I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I said, 'Here I Am, here I Am,' to a nation that was not called by My name. I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, according to their own thoughts." So when will the peace of Nahum come?
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