Nimrod

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Nimrod clearly was “mighty,” a word used three times in this passage. Many conquerors, demagogues, and dictators throughout history have followed his example—driven by the urge to dominate, to achieve fame, and to gain power and wealth.

But, in the end, they all learn that their kingdoms cannot last. Earthly might always fades away, for “the grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:7-8).

David, himself a mighty king, realized his own limits and determined that he would depend upon God. He wrote, “Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle” (Psalm 24:8).

The psalmist recognized that “the king is not saved by a mighty army; a warrior is not delivered by great strength…Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope for His lovingkindness.” God can “deliver their soul from death” and “keep them alive in famine.” Instead of trusting in ourselves, we need to wait on Him, for “He is our help and our shield,” and we can “trust in His holy name” (Psalm 33:16-21).

Many people today try to follow in the steps of mighty Nimrod. But God’s Word tells us to rely on the Lord rather than seeking to be mighty in our own strength.

Make sure not to focus on building your own kingdom, but rather, seek His Kingdom. Make Jesus your Lord. Commit your ways to Him, and desire His direction. Give Him all the praise, honor, and glory.