God is Good
Posted: Thursday, December 17
Verse of the day:
The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. (Nahum 1:7)
Another verse that speaks of God’s goodness as well is “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” (Psalm 136:1 NIV) “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.” (Psalm 136:1 KJV) The first part of Nahum 1:3 says “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power.” This speaks of God’s mercy as well. There is no doubt, God is good and Scripture proclaims this. God is good, caring, loving and merciful.
When we read Nahum 1:3,7-8 in their entirety though, we seemingly see a different side of God. Nahum 1:3 finishes with “the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished”. Verse 8 says “…but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.” Even the whole of the book of Nahum is about the destruction of Nineveh who after their repentance in Jonah’s time (150 years later) had returned to doing evil. God in His goodness sent Nineveh the prophet Jonah and in His mercy waited a long time to bring judgement upon the city. God did eventually bring judgement on Nineveh as He does evil and sin.
God does what is right. He is just and in His justice He is good. You see God cares for people but punishes the wicked. He brought refuge to Judah but judgement to Nineveh. Since He cares for those who trust in Him, He won’t allow the wicked to win. Today find refuge in God and His goodness and know that He is fighting for you because He loves you. God is good!