Today/s Reading – Nahum
The LORD is slow to anger but great in power;
the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished.
One hundred years earlier, Jonah preached in the streets of Nineveh and a revival broke out. A few generations later and things are back to usual. Evil once again reigns and God has had enough. Nahum pronounces the judgement of God that is to come. The message of judgement brings comfort to the people who have long sought to seek after God’s ways.
It is a stark reminder to us that a conversion in foxhole is only as valuable as the life of faith lived after the danger has passed. Not sure? Ask Nineveh. Oh wait, you can’t – God destroyed them!
God is patient. God is slow to anger. But with each passing day, each passing generation . . .
What is God waiting on in your life?
What is causing God’s anger to simmer?
Today is as good as any to seek again after God’s way.
Tomorrow may be to late.