In the Bible, Nimrod is first to be singled out as a “mighty man.” He is also called “the great hunter.” However, he was not the “let’s bag a deer for dinner” kind of hunter you may imagine. His name literally translates his character: “we shall rebel.” Nimrod is one of the first great tyrants in recorded history. Ironically, the phrase “before the Lord” is also used when describing Nimrod, but not because he submitted himself to God; rather, he was bold and defiant in the face of the Lord. Eastern legend names Nimrod as the builder of the Tower of Babel, an act of extreme arrogance designed to take him into the very presence of God in Heaven, presumably to take over.
Cush fathered Nimrod; he was the first on earth to be a mighty man.
Many people today set up their lives as little kingdoms, with power to make their own rules and dish out their own versions of justice. The news is saturated with stories of just how far some people will go to gain dominance over others.
Today, pray for men and women in America’s leadership to humbly submit themselves to God and seek His direction rather than their own rule. He will hear those prayers, blessing His people…and America.
Recommended Reading: Proverbs 8:13-21