Today we kick off the first chapter in a new book, Nahum, and God is pissed off once again.
“The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.” – Nahum 1:2
Give the Bible credit for being right for once. This is a jealous and angry god. Not perfect or loving by any means.
“The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.” – Nahum 1:3
Slow to anger? Hardly. We see time and time again in the Bible that God is quick to anger. On top of that, the guilty go unpunished all the time! Just look at today’s world where the uber rich in the world gain more and more control, and their actions are literally killing thousands to millions of people every year through pollution, poverty, lack of health care, climate change denial, etc.
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.” – Nahum 1:7
Bahahahahahahaha! Sure he is. LOL!
“This is what the Lord says: ‘Although they have allies and are numerous, they will be destroyed and pass away. Although I have afflicted you, Judah, I will afflict you no more.’” – Nahum 1:12
God admits he was not good to Judah. God’s anger controls him and the people suffer.
So what did we learn in the first chapter of Nahum? God is good, but he was afflicting the good and causing them pain, but now he’s decided not to, but we’ve seen before that he will likely turn back around and cause more pain to the people he was doing good to. In other words, one fucked up god.
Coming Soon: Nahum – Chapter 2: Nineveh to Fall