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Text:

“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble: and he knoweth them that trust in him.” – Nahum 1:7

Comment:

The lovingkindness or benevolence of God Almighty towards mankind is emphasized in the text under reference. As a loving Father, He is compassionate, pitiful, merciful, and sympathetic (Psalm 103:8-14; Isaiah 63:7-9). He does not take pleasure or have delight in seeing anyone suffer or die but that they should turn to Him and live. – Ezekiel 18:23,32; 33:11, 2 Peter 3:9.

A “stronghold” is a fortified place, a place of safety where people run to for refuge in time of distress or danger. God Almighty “is greater than all”, hence He could protect His people under any circumstances. (John 10:29; Genesis 17:1; Jeremiah 32: 27, 17) God Almighty takes account of the faith of His true worshippers and will show Himself strong on their behalf always so that they, like David the Prophet, can readily declare: “But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.” (Psalm 94:22) The person who expects the protection of God must also be given to the doing of righteousness as enjoined in the Holy Scriptures: “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?” - 1 Peter 3:12,13.

 

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