Slow to Anger

The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will never leave the guilty unpunished. His path is in the whirlwind and storm, and clouds are the dust beneath His feet. Nahum 1:3 HCSB

Recently I read about a road rage murder on the interstate that caused the interstate to be shut down for hours while the police investigated. Road rage is becoming an increasing problem. It is common in today’s world to observe a driver getting upset with another driver who may be driving too slow or darting in front of another driver. Our world has become so fast-paced that we do not want anyone to get in our way or slow us down.

God is slow to anger. He is very patient and wants everyone to come to know Jesus as personal Lord and Savior. Often we want justice and implore God to punish the evil people in our world. We wonder why God allows evil and sin to continue. Even though God is patient, there will be a day when everyone will give an account of his actions. He has given each of us the freedom of choice.

Too often man chooses to go against God and His ways. This verse promises that God will not allow the guilty to go unpunished. As Christians, we must be about the mission of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since God is slow to anger, we have more time to minister to other people and share what Christ has done for them on the cross.

Challenge: Pray that God would give you patience and that you would be slow to anger. Thank Him for being patient with you and giving you time to respond to the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ.

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