In the book of Nahum we read that God’s plan is judgment on the city of Nineveh. This is not a pretty picture. The book speaks of God’s wrath and anger as he defeats and destroys his enemies. At the same time, God speaks in Nahum about being a comfort, a place of refuge and a protector for his people. This contrast is easily seen in the first chapter.
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble; He cares for those who trust in him, but with an overwhelming flood he will make and end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness” (Nahum 1:7, 8).
Throughout the book we learn that God is angry against human sin, and we find out that there is not stopping his wrath. However, for those who have become his people, there is peace, forgiveness and comfort. These only come through looking to God for grace and mercy. So, while God’s plan is judgment for sin, thankfully, he had his son, Jesus, take that judgment on himself on the cross.