I Am Against You (Nahum 2:1-13)

I AM AGAINST YOU

Nahum 2:1-13

I. BESEIGED (vs. 1-6)

    a. Verse 1 shows the beginning of the end for Nineveh. What was Nineveh’s response? __________________________

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    b. Assyria had already carried ‘Israel’ away captive and only Judah was left. What would become of Judah with Assyria

    (Nineveh) destroyed? _________________________________ _____________________________________________

    c. The imagery in verses 3-5 captures the preparations, haste, and confusion of war. What good are these preparations

    when God is against you? ________________________________________________________________ (Psalm 127:1)

    d. What does verse 6 indicate will destroy the palace? ____________________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

II. IT IS DECREED (vs. 7-10)

    a. What is decreed in verse 7? _______________________________________________________________________

    b. What is the contrast described in verse 8? ___________________________________________________________

    c. Nineveh was known for her brutality and plundering of valuables when conquering …was now going to suffer the

    same end. How does Matthew 7:2 help us understand what was happening to Nineveh? ________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    d. Would there be any Assyrian arrogance in the day of their demise? _______________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

III. NO MORE (vs. 11-13)

    a. Assyria is likened to a pride of lions in her days of power. In her pride did she fear anything? ___________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    b. Nineveh was filled with “prey” and “meat” but what good would that do for them in the end? __________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    c. What escape is there when God has declared “I am against you?” ________________________________________

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

IV. APPLICATION: Nineveh had once avoided destruction (Jonah 4:11) by God’s mercy and grace …how? __________

_________________________________________________________________Nineveh is now facing destruction…why?

__________________________________________________________________What is our lesson in this? __________

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