Thankfully Our God Is Slow To Anger

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Nahum 1:3 The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

O-bservation:

120 years earlier, Jonah had been sent to Nineveh to preach judgment. On that occasion, Nineveh listened and the entire city turned to God. But now, 120 years later, they were once again steeped in rebellion and Nahum warns them that judgment is coming.

A-pplication:

What I love about this passage is that "God is slow to anger but great in power." Nineveh had yielded to the Lord many years before, but Jonah only played the part of an evangelist while refusing to be a discipler. Quickly the people returned to their wicked ways. Yet, God waited patiently. He waited more than 120 years before destroying this place called Nineveh. When you've done something wrong, you hope whoever you've wronged is slow to respond. You'd like a chance to make it right before the hammer drops. In this case, Nineveh defied the Lord and assumed because nothing happened that He had forgotten. God NEVER forgets unless we repent of our wayward ways. When you see what God FINALLY did to Nineveh, it gives each of us a chance to turn and run toward Him and say, "Thankfully Our God Is Slow To Anger!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM I'm running towards You with everything that's in me. I want Your blessing, not Your judgment. Amen
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Jesus Cares For Those Who Trust In Him

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S-cripture:

Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.

O-bservation:

This is a prophecy against the people of Nineveh who about 100 years earlier had answered the preaching of Jonah by falling on their faces before the Lord in humble repentance. This was also true of the King of Nineveh at that time. Yet Jonah the prophet abandoned his own revival for a place of bitterness against the Lord for having saved Nineveh. This is one reason that the revival in Nineveh didn’t go anywhere but died. And now, a hundred years later, they were worse than ever.

A-pplication:

In this passage, the word of the Lord through Nahum says that “Jesus Cares For Those Who Trust In Him.” In other words, it was God’s promise to the people of Judah that even with the impending devastation that was coming, “I will preserve and protect you in the midst of certain destruction.” Who is your trust lying in this AM? Have you trusted in people, places, and things, or has your trust, and is your trust, in the Lord? I’m asking that because it was David who said, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” ( Ps. 20:7 ). I can tell you with unyielding certainty this AM that “Jesus Cares For Those Who Trust In Him!” I’m living proof!

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM, I want to reaffirm my wholehearted trust in you. There have been other potential suitors for my trust and obedience, but all of them were sent from Satan himself. I will not insult you, my God, with unbelief! I’m all yours! Amen
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Please NO, God!

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S-cripture:

Nahum 2:13a
“I am against you,” declares the Lord Almighty.

O-bservation:

Nahum the prophet was the oracle through whom the God of the universe declared the people of Nineveh to be His enemy. This prophecy was made 150 years after Jonah had predicted God’s judgement in Nineveh if they did not repent. Crazy as it may seem Nineveh did repent, and God gave them another 150 years, the amount of time from the American Civil War until now!

A-pplication:

I recently heard some startling statistics, that are historically sound, that say within a few years we will undeniably face a Third World War. I won’t go into detail here, but it was so historically thorough, founded on details that go back some 5,000 years to predict this futuristic claim, that I immediately prayed, “Please NO, God!” The truth is God wants all men and women everywhere to repent. And if we would just repent before our Maker, perhaps what happened in Nineveh would happen in the world. Namely, more time to reach more people for Jesus. When Jonah preached, the King of Nineveh put on sack cloth and ashes (a sign of humility) and cried out, “Please NO, God!” God answered his prayer. Today, before you head to work, why not pray with me now, “Please NO, GOD!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I know we deserve it, but when it comes to more war and more hatred please send a revival instead. Before You bring judgement, I’m begging, “Please NO, GOD!” Amen
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Thankfully Our God Is Slow To Anger

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Nahum 1:3 The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

O-bservation:

120 years earlier, Jonah had been sent to Nineveh to preach judgment. On that occasion, Nineveh listened and the entire city turned to God. But now, 120 years later, they were once again steeped in rebellion and Nahum warns them that judgment is coming.

A-pplication:

What I love about this passage is that "God is slow to anger but great in power." Nineveh had yielded to the Lord many years before, but Jonah only played the part of an evangelist while refusing to be a discipler. Quickly the people returned to their wicked ways. Yet, God waited patiently. He waited more than 120 years before destroying this place called Nineveh. When you've done something wrong, you hope whoever you've wronged is slow to respond. You'd like a chance to make it right before the hammer drops. In this case, Nineveh defied the Lord and assumed because nothing happened that He had forgotten. God NEVER forgets unless we repent of our wayward ways. When you see what God FINALLY did to Nineveh, it gives each of us a chance to turn and run toward Him and say, "Thankfully Our God Is Slow To Anger!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, This AM I'm running towards You with everything that's in me. I want Your blessing, not Your judgment. Amen
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Our Avenger

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Nahum 1:15a Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace!

O-bservation:

The Prophet Nahum was sent by God to bring Judah hope, joy, and a sense of relief. This entire book is a prophecy against Nineveh, Judah's tormentor. The prophet told the people of Judah to look and see that "Our Avenger," The Lord, was on His way to bring deliverance.

A-pplication:

There comes a point in all of us where we kind of look up and ask the Lord, "How much more?" Sometimes the burdens, in the form of lack or attack, become so arduous that our own human limitations surface. What's been piling up on you lately? Do you really want to list the list, or are you open to the fact that Jesus is on His way? It sounds trite, but this has been true for "Jesus People" since forever. He is "Our Avenger." He will not allow the enemy to stand over you and mock much longer. He's coming, He's on His way. If you will look and believe that to be true, I can promise you He will vanquish your enemy thoroughly. He is "Our Avenger!"

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus, I know I complain more than I should. Please know that this AM, with Your help, I will swallow my complaints and praise You. Because, as I look up, I really can see you coming! Amen
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