The (Un)defeated

Mark Fackler

READ : Nahum 3:14-19

Multiply yourselves like the locust. (v. 15)

The battle of Agincourt should have been an easy victory for the French, who had
numerical superiority and were fighting on home soil. Their heavily armored knights
thought they would ride over the little English army.

The English stood firm. In every man’s ears, the words of King Henry V rang (at least
the words given to him by Shakespeare): “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.” The
English won total victory on that St. Crispin’s Day, 1415.

Nahum dares Nineveh to prepare (v. 14), though no preparation will save them from
defeat (v. 15). That’s because the army coming against them carries orders from God. God
has decreed Assyria’s fall. Before the battle even starts, Nineveh is defeated.

Can you hear similar warnings about the state of your soul? God’s Word says plainly:
All have sinned, and the payment for sin is death. Do all the good you can; no good can
save you. You are done, defeated.

Except for this, a word so inspiring that it changes everything: “God so loved the
world, that he gave his son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have
eternal life” (John 3:16). Take that good word into your life today, and live forever.


Lord, I believe.