Text: Isaiah 17-20; Proverbs 5
These parts of Isaiah speak of the Lord bringing judgment down on pagan nations and enemies of Israel. When the Lord chooses to mete out His righteous wrath, it can come with startling speed:
Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud… (Isaiah 19:1)
Many things that go on every day in the world around us, even right here in America, are worthy of God’s anger. Violence, injustice, oppression, abortion are just a few. We know from God’s own word that He is compassionate and slow to anger. But we also know that there come times when He acts. When He does, He is decisive and swift. Goodness knows we need His continued mercy. And pray for mercy as we give thanks to the Lord for His patience… that some might be saved.
in Him, Mike