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Nahum 1-3:19

I don’t have any comments today but I do have a rhetorical question to ponder and it comes from the second verse in the first chapter:

The Lord is a zealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and very angry. The Lord takes vengeance against his foes; he sustains his rage against his enemies.
(Nahum 1:2 NET.)

The LORD is a jealous and avenging God, the LORD avengeth and is full of wrath; the LORD taketh vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserveth wrath for His enemies.
(Nahum 1:2 JPS)

In the framework of God’s character is jealousy and vengeance; however, we, the people he has made and his children are warned not to tread down that path. What is it about these two traits that makes them a part of God’s character and Holiness, but deadly for us?

I think if we took time to examine ourselves, our motives and to understand that jealousy and vengeance belong to God, we would get a better handle on keeping what is clearly to God, a good thing, but for us a very bad thing.

Just something to make you go “Hmmm.”

Grace and peace.

Nahum 1:7 reminds us that we should expect to have troubles in our lifetime. God never puts trials on us or tests our faith. Life does that, not God! To think that God has to test us is the same as saying that God is too ignorant to know our heart and God is not ignorant but is all knowing. What God does is hold our hand and give us the strength to get through the perils that life throws at us.

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