My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
What a Nimrod!
Now Cush became the father of Nimrod; he became a mighty one on the earth.
(Genesis 10:8 NASB)
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter before the LORD.”
(Genesis 10:9 NASB)
For years I have heard the word "Nimrod" used as a derogatory term
such as, "He is such a Nimrod!" A political commentator used the term
on television the other day. However, here in the book of Genesis we
find the original Nimrod. Nimrod is one of the great-grandchildren of
Noah. He is mighty and becomes a great hunter before the Lord. The
only things that are said about this man are good. How is it that we
take things that are good, and we make them into something bad?
We humans are good at wanting to believe the worst in others.
Here's a very case in point where history has literally been overturned
by the negative use of someone's name. It makes me think about the
destructive power of the human tongue. If we can destroy, without
question, the reputation of a man who is written about in the Bible,
what can we do to others around us? It's far too easy to share and
spread the negative things about others than it is to remember the
Today I'd like to remember the positive things about Nimrod and work
at changing his reputation. Actually -- I'd like to be a Nimrod! I
would like to live a life that is glorifying to God so that at the end
of the day he can say that I have been a good and faithful servant. I'd
like to be a mighty one of this earth -- not because of my own
abilities, but rather, because my life glorifies God, who is mighty.
And I'd love to be a mighty hunter before the Lord -- a hunter who
participates with God in his activity on this earth, reaching out to
seek and to save those who are lost.
What a joy it would be to be a Nimrod!