God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and applies restraint to His power because of repentance. He loves us will with an everlasting love that many cannot fully comprehend. Yet, God is a jealous God and His fury is certain to fall upon the wicked.
Yesterday, I shared with you God’s mercy on Nineveh. Shortly after I finished the post, the Holy Spirit said to tell you the rest of the story as a warning to you, America (His words, not mine).
Nineveh accepted the mercy that God extended toward them for a little while, but they returned to their wicked ways with pride, idolatry, whoredom, lies, robbery, oppression of the poor, and other evil plots. Because of this, God turned against them as He planned to do before they repented a century earlier (go read it in Nahum).
Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, And the rocks are thrown down by Him.
The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, And darkness will pursue His enemies.
What do you conspire against the LORD? He will make an utter end of it. Affliction will not rise up a second time. -Nahum 1:6-9
Therefore, I admonish you to make peace. Do not attempt to undo what God has graciously done. Pursue peace! Be at peace with God and all men. Are you a friend of God or a foe?
Do not contend with God! You are no match for Him.
In His name,