We see the judgement against Nineveh and that they preached and looked good on a worldly standard and not a Godly one. Even though it was a great beautiful city it had no faith and so it was full of wickedness. We know that Gods people were held captive in Assyria and would be delivered out. Often times we see a lot of evil in our lives and it seems like things seem to be going alright if not good for those people. Just like here in Nineveh it looks okay and all and from the outward it looks great but only God know the inward heart of the city and of people in our lives. God will hold them accountable when the time is right- it maybe something in their future and in store for them or maybe when they will be judged but God will hold them accountable.
Post by Pastor Dustin on Aug 25, 2016 15:59:02 GMT
To me, it sounds like Nineveh is a very prideful city. They believe they are the best and have many resoureses. They also have very cruel and ungodly practices. They don't value human life at all and there is a lot of death and killing. This makes the Lord angry. He is going to bring shame upon them (pull their skirts over their head and let everyone see their nakedness- interesting way to say that in v 5 lol) and bring them to destruction. The Lords mind is made up and it is not going to end well for Nineveh.
Two things that I get from this passage, the Lord doesn't like the prideful and the Lord values life. I want to follow what the Lord wants and stay away from his anger and judgement.
Nineveh thought that they did not need God they thought that they could be better than God then God is telling them that he hates the pride and that he is going to expose them. Their worldly pleasures will be destroyed and they will see how weak they really are on their own.