Great In Power

The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.  He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.  The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.  Who can stand before his indignation?  and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger?  his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.

Nahum 1:3-6

Verse 3 tells us that the Lord is “slow to anger.”  This is a very good thing, because the next several verses go on to show that, as it also says in verse 3, the Lord is “great in power.”  If the Lord were not slow to anger, He would likely have destroyed the entire Earth and everything in it long ago.  Look at these demonstrations of His power:

-“the clouds are the dust of His feet.”

-“He rebuketh the sea and maketh it dry.”

-He “drieth up all the rivers.”

-“The mountains quake at him.”

-“The hills melt [at Him]”

-“The earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.”

-“His fury is poured out like fire.”

-“The rocks are thrown down by him.”

After we read all of these things, we surely can not help but say with the prophet: “Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger?”  The Lord is loving, longsuffering, merciful and good.  But the Bible also tells us that He will “take vengeance on his adversaries” and that He “reserveth wrath for his enemies.”  Thanks be to God that we, as Christians, are not counted among those adversaries and enemies!

6 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben

    I`m inclined to start singing `How great is our God!`

    Thankful He calls us friend! I would really not want to be the enemy of this all powerful, all mighty God. Praying we will not take His love for granted.

    Blessings much,
    ann

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  2. I echo Ann! 🙂
    Thankful that we can all have reconciliation and know His love through Jesus!
    God bless you as a child of the living God.

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  3. I rejoice in that day when Jesus said of me “I no longer call you servant I call you friend!” Thank you Jesus for sparing me from wrath! Thank you Ben for reminding us that there are others to reach before the “great and notable Day of the Lord comes.”

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    • I can not imagine living under that wrath, and what a great thing to be called “friend.” There are so many others to reach, and thinking about this makes me want to reach them even more. They can be spared too!

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