AFFLICTION SHALL NOT RISE....(2)
Nahum 1:12 Thus saith the LORD; Though they are quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.
Insight and Highlight
God's promise not to have affliction rise a second time expresses God's goodness to avoid punishing twice for the same sin.
In Jeremiah's lamentation over the distress and affliction of the Jewish people, he consoled and assured them in Lam 3:31-32 For the Lord will not cast us off forever.
Even if He causes grief, He will show compassion according to His abundant loving devotion.
God is true to His word and promises.
We are the ones who fail Him.
Though He may punish us for our sins and cause afflictions He will not cast us off forever.
The heart behind God's plan to make a total end of our enemies is to ensure they will not continue to afflict us and also that we will not be punished twice or more for the same sin.
To the humble and penitent heart, God is ever willing to stop the punishment and ensure that what he is going through as a result of His punishment will come to an end.
He will not only do this, He will also ensure those who had taken advantage of our situations, who have been mocking us, never again have reasons to do so.
God, is often remorseful over His punishment over us. So why can we not be remorseful over our sins?
He is willing to forgive than to punish.
Call to Word action
Hosea 11:8 How could I give you up, O Ephraim? How could I surrender you, O Israel? How could I make you like Admah? How could I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned within Me; My compassion is stirred!
The Christian clarion duty
If God is willing to forgive than He is willing to punish, then we ought to be quicker to repent than we are to sin.
Psalm 103:10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
Lord, judge me not according to my sins, in Jesus' name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day, today.
God bless you.