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Jonah and Nahum

Dear all :)
Another sharing from the book What the Bible is All About
 
Do you know that the book of Jonah and Nahum are actually connected?
 
God first sent Jonah to Nineveh, the capital city of Assyria kingdom.
We are familiar with this story in which Jonah reluctantly obeyed God.
Jonah preached repentance. 
So, the Ninevites repented and God did not punish them.
 
However, this spiritual revival only lasted for 150 years.
 
God then sent Nahum to Nineveh to preach judgment.
In fact, the judgment was so complete that Nineveh was levelled to the ground.
 
After that, for ages, no one realized the existence of Nineveh.
When Alexander the Great fought the battle of Arbela nearby in 331 BC, he did not even know there was a city there.
When Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) encamped near this site, he too was unaware of the existence of Nineveh.
 
Eventually, modern excavation led by British excavator Sir Austen Henry Layard in 1845 discovered the ruins of Nineveh.
 
Moral of the story:
God is slow to anger. However, it does not mean He will never get angry at all.
If we do not repent, eventually His judgment will come.

Posted April 11, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Henrietta C. Mears