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Plowshares and Pruning Hooks – Nahum

Sunday, July 17: Plowshares & Pruning Hooks


What is your favorite story or verse from the O.T. Book of Nahum? If nothing really comes to mind you are in good company. I promise you, the vast majority of Christians, like about 99% of us, come up short.

When it comes to the Minor Prophets most of us know the story of Jonah and the whale – even though it was a fish. A lot of us can quote Micah 6:8 from memory: “What does the Lord require of you except to do justice, to love kindness and walk humbly with your God.” But when it comes to Nahum almost everybody goes blank.

Nobody has a favorite story or verse from Nahum. This is one reason we are doing a series on the shorter prophetic books; to study a portion of Scripture that most of us neglect but is just as important as the rest.

Among other things, Nahum is important because he reminds us of some things about God’s character that we don’t often think about but that we need to know – even if it’s hard to hear. This little known book with a big fist also contains what might be the scariest verse in the Bible. See you on Sunday!


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