There are many bible verses that encourage readers differently, they were written to offer guidance to people and show them the right way. God speaks to his people through his word, those who trust him get nourishment of their souls from his word. As a believer in the Lord who believes in the bible, the writer has many favorite verses but the most favorite is Nahum 1:7, it says that God is good, a refuge in time of trouble and he takes care to those who trust in him. This Bible verse forms the basis of this discussion, to look at the meaning in detail and describe why it is the favorite to the writer.
God’s goodness is not comparable, his goodness and mercies are eternal, he loves all mankind despite their flaws. The holy book demonstrates his everlasting love and this give hope to his people. Understanding his goodness despite our trespasses makes us obey him more and have hope for a better future. Trouble may come our way, but he is a refuge when it comes. God is always with us and fights our battles, all we need is to obey him and cast all our burdens to him. When bad time comes our way, he will shield us from all trouble because he is our refuge and a strong tower.
What God requires of us is just to obey him always, just as Jesus was telling his disciples they if they remain in him and his word in them, they would get whatever they ask. The secret to attract God’s favor and care is to be obedient to him. We need him to walk with is and fight our battles but if we don’t trust in him it would be hard. Those who expect him to be good to them and be their refuge must go a step further to trust him fully and obey what he commands.
It is outlined well in this verse of God’s responsibility and our duty, the whole duty of man is to obey God. The verse encourages and gives hope, if one is discouraged and have burdens, there is hope that our maker will take care of us. We are also encouraged that he is good, despite hard times we go through it is good to note that his goodness cannot be matched by anything. Our duty is to trust him and remain in him, detaching from him would bring more harm than good to us.
Nahum wrote the writer’s most favorite which provides a fact about God, his responsibility to us and set a condition to us to perform to achieve what he promised. On our side, the responsibility is not a hard task to undertake. We were created by the Lord and should live as children of the most high who controls the universe. Whatever we need is readily available and he is willing to provide, his word is true and can be trusted because he cannot lie. He will give us what we ask if we are ready to obey him.