Saturday, March 09, 2013

Reader's Diary #960- The New King James Version Bible: The Book of Nahum

Welcome to Sunday school, kids. Today we're going to learn about Nahum.

A cricket chirps.

The kids wait patiently. Now that the teacher has cleared her throat, she'll tell them who they'll learn about today.
That bit never gets old. Also, why are there crickets? (Photo credit Angela George)


Yes, it's the 253rd most favourite Bible character of all time: Nahum. Unless survey respondents were clearing their throats at the time. (See, never gets old.)

Come back here young feller! I was gonna say Jedediah!

Nahum, again one of those very short books near the end of the Old Testament, is about the minor prophet Nahum's warnings and the fall of Nineveh, the capital city of the Assyrian empire.

It's short but there seems to be a few messages we're to take away. The most obvious to me was that God is the most powerful and people who get too caught up in their own success, should realize that. In other words, I wouldn't get too comfortable if I were you.

Still, it's not a new message. It wasn't even new to the Bible. Jonah has already given the very same message about the very same city. So why include it? Well, I guess sometimes repetition works.
Put my ring on? No, I don't think I... Oh, wait, yes. That's a great idea, Newton!

2 comments:

Melwyk said...

This is probably the most concise and funniest summary of Nahum that I've ever seen, amongst the many out there ;)

John Mutford said...

Melwyk: It's the best post about Nahum that I've ever written.