|God is a Good God!|
|God is a Good God!|
What would you think of a judge who overlooked all of the crimes against you and your family? He allows your family to be ransacked, your sisters to be raped, your goods to be stolen, and your father to be killed. On the day the criminals appear in court, they stand before the judge. After hearing all of their crimes committed against you and your family, you find to your amazement that the judge looks down upon them from his bench and pronounces judgment unto them in this fashion: “I’m having a pretty good day today, and because I am having a good day, I am going to overlook your offenses toward these people. You’re free to go.”
How would this make you feel? Indignant, to say the least. No, what makes a judge good is the fact that he upholds the Law. He executes judgment in such a manner that the criminals will never again have the opportunity to commit such heinous crimes against anyone’s family. So it is with the God of Heaven.
In Nahum 1:2-9, the goodness of God is revealed unto us, “God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies. What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.”
Martin Luther rightly said, “We want to avoid the punishment of sin; we even want to resist it and defend our sin. We shall succeed as well as the dog that bites into the spine of a porcupine.”
-This is an exerpt taken from Grass Doesn't Work, the Rocks Do! by Bradlee Dean.
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