Sunday, December 13, 2015
A Man Named Nimrod
Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on earth. 1 Chronicles 1:10
Who was this man named Nimrod? Was he godly or carnal? Holy or fleshly? In Genesis 10:8 it says that Nimrod was a mighty hunter before the Lord. At first glance, it seems that he was a hunter that had a heart for God. But scholars believe that Nimrod was a bold man who used his skills in defiance before God. His name actually means rebel. Another translation is tyrant. He used his might to build cities and kingdoms. It is probable that he also used his prowess hunt to down and kill men, but he could have used his abilities to protect and help others.
We all have been given gifts and talents. It is up to us to use them to build God's kingdom. Like Nimrod, we have a choice. Let's serve the Lord with our talents instead of rebelling against the one who loves us.