Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The hammer

Not long after good King Hezekiah ruled in Jerusalem, the Jews went back to serving false gods. Finally, God caused the Babylonians to destroy the Temple, break down the walls of Jerusalem, kill many of the Jews and send the rest into exile. God had had enough.

Jehovah is patient and slow to anger, but a time comes when he slams the hammer down. How sinful can God’s people be before God quits showing patience and starts punishing? Do we really want to find out?

(c) Copyright 2007, A. Milton Stanley

2 comments:

Sista Cala said...

We may not want to find out, but that does not mean it will not happen. He chastens those He loves and His love never fails.

Milton Stanley said...

You're certainly right about that, SC. Even his chastening is done from love. Peace.