Nahum 1:9 - Sin Will Never Rise Again.

Nahum 1:9: Sin Will Never Rise Again.

CONTENT; What's in the verse; Translations; Paraphrase; Word 

Nahum 1:9 (KJV)  What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will 
make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. 

Nahum 1:9 (CWR)  Whatever man does to plot against the Lord, the 
Lord will bring to an end.  Sin with its arrogance and rebellion will 
not arise a second time. 

Imagine. Nahum heartens his people with the thought that what 
God promises He will fulfill. [SDA Commentary] 

CONTEXT; What's around the verse; Overview; Topic:


God Is Awesome
The Consuming Wrath of God
Prophetic judgement on Judah and Assyria  (1:9-15)

CROSS REFERENCES; What's in verses elsewhere.

Proverbs 21:30 (KJV)  There is no wisdom nor understanding nor 
counsel against the Lord.  

COMMENTARY / APPLICATION: Moving From The Head To The Heart
What is God teaching here? What does it teach about Jesus?

So complete would be God's judgment of Nineveh that He would not 
need to do it twice. [Ryrie SB] 

Nineveh will never recover or need to be dealt with again. Since 
612 B.C. Nineveh has been a desolate ruin. [Believer's SB] 

Utter end. The repetition of this phrase (see v. 8) emphasizes 
the certainty of Nineveh's downfall, for the punishment that God 
will bring upon the Assyrians will be so complete and permanent that 
never again, never a "second time," will they be able to oppress God's 
people. Although Nahum here specifically refers to the downfall of 
Assyria, his words may also be thought of as descriptive of the ultimate 
fate of all the wicked, of whom Assyria is a type. When they are 
finally destroyed from the earth in the last judgment, they will never 
live again; they will have no afterlife. Then it will be gloriously 
true that the "affliction" of sin will never again trouble God's 
universe. [SDA Commentary] 

The death of Christ upon the cross made sure the destruction of 
him who has the power of death, who was the originator of sin. When 
Satan is destroyed, there will be none to tempt to evil; the atonement 
will never need to be repeated; and there will be no danger of 
another rebellion in the universe of God. That which alone can 
effectually restrain from sin in this world of darkness, will prevent sin in 
heaven. The significance of the death of Christ will be seen by saints 
and angels. Fallen men could not have a home in the paradise of God 
without the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Shall we not 
then exalt the cross of Christ? The angels ascribe honor and glory to 
Christ, for even they are not secure except by looking to the sufferings 
of the Son of God. It is through the efficacy of the cross that the 
angels of heaven are guarded from apostasy. Without the cross they 
would be no more secure against evil than were the angels before the 
fall of Satan. Angelic perfection failed in heaven. Human perfection 
failed in Eden, the paradise of bliss. All who wish for security in 
earth or heaven must look to the Lamb of God.  The plan of salvation, 
making manifest the justice and love of God, provides an eternal 
safeguard against defection in unfallen worlds, as well as among those who 
shall be redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Our only hope is perfect 
trust in the blood of Him who can save to the uttermost all that come 
unto God by Him. The death of Christ on the cross of Calvary is our 
only hope in this world, and it will be our theme in the world to 
come. Oh, we do not comprehend the value of the atonement! If we did, 
we would talk more about it. The gift of God in His beloved Son was 
the expression of an incomprehensible love. It was the utmost that 
God could do to preserve the honor of His law, and still save the 
transgressor. Why should man not study the theme of redemption? It is the 
greatest subject that can engage the human mind. If men would contemplate 
the love of Christ, displayed in the cross, their faith would be 
strengthened to appropriate the merits of His shed blood, and they would be 
cleansed and saved from sin. 5BC1132,3 

The whole universe will have become witnesses to the nature and 
results of sin. And its utter extermination, which in the beginning 
would have brought fear to angels and dishonor to God, will now 
vindicate His love and establish His honor before the universe of beings 
who delight to do His will, and in whose heart is His law. Never 
will evil again be manifest. Says the word of God: "Affliction shall 
not rise up the second time." Nahum 1:9. The law of God, which Satan 
has reproached as the yoke of bondage, will be honored as the law of 
liberty. A tested and proved creation will never again be turned from 
allegiance to Him whose character has been fully manifested before them as 
fathomless love and infinite wisdom. GC504