[Living Life 11/17/2017] Nahum 1:6-15, Compassion or Wrath?



“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, but with an overwhelming flood He will put an end to Ninevah.”  Nahum 1:7

I find it interesting how people think that they are good and the other side is evil, when, if the circumstances were reversed, they would likely act the same way as those whom they deem evil.  God must look at us in wonder at how we are so dense and have such little self-awareness.  Everyone has the capability for great good and great evil.  Thank God that God has great hope in us, in our potential for good.  Even though we want to be like God sometimes, God doesn’t hold it against us.  I feel like when Adam and Eve chose to test their limits with God and then got banished from Eden, God was like the Father in the prodigal son parable; God waited eagerly for their return. God knew they needed their freedom and let them experience it.  People wandered very far though, and I think they couldn’t find their way back no matter how much they tried.  Jesus had to show them the way because there was no way that they were going to find it on their own.

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