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Good News and Bad News
Read Nahum 1:1 through 3:19
A popular type of joke today uses the “good news/bad news” format. This is where someone says there’s good news about something but there’s also bad news about it. The humor or irony comes from how the bad news affects the good news or vice versa. In Scripture good news is no joke.
Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news (Nahum 1:15).
Although it was not intended as humor, Nahum also had good news and bad news, depending on the perspective of the hearer. Things would go well for Israel and Nineveh, a long-standing enemy, would face judgment.
Likewise, the message about Jesus is good news to those who hear and accept it. But it is indeed very bad news for those who choose to reject the salvation Jesus offers to everyone.
Thought for Today: Oftentimes the difference between good news and bad news is perspective.
Quicklook: Nahum 1:12–15
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