Nahum 1

“Look! A messenger is coming over the mountains with good news! He is bringing a message of peace.” (Nahum 1:15)

I can’t read this verse without thinking of Jesus. Israel was looking for a Messiah to save them from their enemies. But Jesus came to save them — to save us all — from our sins. Israel and their neighbors still fight over land that both sides believe is theirs by Devine right. And no wonder… They don’t have a new covenant. Jesus came to establish a new covenant between God and His people — all people. For those who have not accepted Him, land and race and religion are what matters. No wonder there is no peace.

Someone (I forget who) once said, “Man is not at peace with man because he is not at peace with himself. And he is not at peace with himself because he is not at peace with God.”

Jesus came to give us that peace.

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