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30th October 2022

The Lord Is Good

The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.

Nahum 1:7

The book of Nahum, is a hard book to read. Nahum is labelled as one of the “Minor Prophets.” This does not mean that their message is any less important than the messages of the prophets called the “Major Prophets.” That label simply means that their message is shorter.

The name Nahum, or “comfort,” is a strange name for this book, because the book of Nahum is a book of judgement. It is a book of harsh pronouncements of doom against a people who had abandoned the ways of God.

In today's devotions, I want to look at v 7. I want to use the words of Nahum where he says, “The Lord is good,” for my title. I want to show you some reasons that I see in this verse that teach us that The Lord Is Good.

Nahum clearly says, “The Lord is good.” This statement is made against the clear backdrop of God’s judgement on the Assyrians (v 1-6). This should encourage us today, because all over Europe, many like the ancient Assyrians, have wandered far away from God. The Assyrians were the vilest, meanest people of their time. But, they were no more vile and evil then the people of Europe are today. We have reviled God’s law, we have ignored God’s word, and we have found countless ways to cut God out of our lives. As a result, we are under judgement today.

The turmoil in the lives of so many, the upheaval in our economy, and the steady decline in our morality, can all be traced to our abandonment of God. However, even in the midst of judgement, “The Lord is good!

The word “good” means, “pleasant, agreeable, rich, valuable.” That word describes the very character of God. In fact, the English word God is a shortened form of the word good. Circumstances may say otherwise, but “The Lord is good!

I do not know what you are experiencing today, but I want to leave you with a final thought: “The Lord is good!


Nahum 1:1-7.


Father God, Thank You, that in all Your ways and in Your dealings with mankind, You are indeed good. In Christ wonderful name, I praise You and bless You. Amen.

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30 oct. 2022

Very encouraging, thanks

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