We live in a world where things that are not churches, masquerade as churches. Many of us have loose understandings of what the church of Jesus Christ actually is. Many of us attended about 90 mins of religious gatherings. At this gathering, we were in the same space with different people, sat to listen to a talk, sang some songs, and left.
What would the apostle Paul say about our gathering? Would he say that it is the church? What would you say to him?
Paul has so much praise for this church, and it would do us well to pay attention to see what this church is like!
The first chapter of Nahum makes clear that God’s judgment is about to fall on Nineveh for her idolatry, pride, and evil. Chapter 2 is a prophetic lens through which we catch a glimpse of the terrible judgment that is about to befall Ninevah. The recurring themes of harsh, thorough, and unstoppable judgment coupled with God’s salvation for His people follow through from the first chapter. But what does it mean for us? We read the minor prophets in a world that has excised judgment from its vocabulary. We read it to learn about what God’s terrible judgment reveals about His character, and what it means for us today!