When our lives are not anchored daily on the Rock who is the God of our salvation, we are vulnerable….
I love how Nahum describes this in his 3rd chapter – “The gates of your land are wide open to your enemies.” (vs 13).
If we don’t have God protecting us and shielding us every day, we are wide open to whatever the Evil One wants to throw at us.
Whatever we think will keep us secure – if it’s not God – it will fail when it is shaken.
Whatever we put our trust in – if it’s not God – we’re in trouble.
Our jobs can disappear tomorrow.
Our bank accounts can disappear tomorrow.
Our health can disappear tomorrow.
Our possessions can disappear tomorrow.
Nahum tells us to ‘Look at your troops – they are all weaklings,” (vs 13).
We are weak and vulnerable when we aren’t walking hand in hand with God.
So Nahum challenges us – ‘get your act together’. (my version of vs 14).
Draw close to the Living Water.
Strengthen your spiritual disciplines of reading and meditating on God’s Word, regular participation in worship and prayers.
Do the hard work of forgiving others and repairing relationships.
Or “the fire will consume you; the sword will cut you down – they will devour you like a swarm of locusts.” (vs 15).
Nahum reminds us that our security is in God – nothing else.
Nahum tells us the truth – that all of the ‘things’ we put our security in will ‘fly away’ someday.
Only our relationship with God is secure.
Thank you, Abba Father.