Thankfully Our God Is Slow To Anger

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


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.


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.


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!”


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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