Saturday, September 22, 2018

Nahum 1:2-3 NIV 2011

The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies. The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.


Nahum, God’s prophet, was called to prophesy Nineveh’s fall. Nahum 1:1, “A prophecy concerning Nineveh.” His words to the people of Judah gave stern warnings regarding Nineveh’s ungodly behavior just as God gave to Moses. Exodus 20:5, “You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.” Though God loved His people, He would not tolerate continued sinful acts. Romans 1:18, “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness.” God judges the world with justice and righteousness.


How would you respond when someone angrily states, “I can’t believe a loving God would allow this to happen”? I remember the first time a friend said those words and how unprepared I was to reply. Immediately I went to God’s Word and searched Scripture for a godly response. John 3:36, “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” The sinful world surrounds us daily. We need the Savior. God judges us with justice and righteousness.


How will we share God’s Truth with unbelievers?


Jesus’ saved sinners,


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