Humbling Wrath — Pastor Nick Nye

05.06.2012

TEXT: Nahum 2

SERIES: Redemption Songs

DATE: May 6, 2012

DESCRIPTION: This is where God’s wrath gets personal. We want to cheer on the destruction of these wicked people, but like when David condemned the man in Nathan’s parable (2 Samuel 12), we realize all too quickly that we, too, have set ourselves against God. God’s wrath provides comfort for the broken and beaten Jews as well as the broken and beaten among us that God will deliver justice because He cares about sin, but we cannot forget Nahum 2:13: “Behold, I am against you, declares the Lord of hosts…” Where is God loving everyone here? Where is loving the sinner and hating the sin here? If God sets Himself against people, how can anyone avoid destruction?

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