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(Nahum 2-3) God's Magnificence Demonstrated

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Nahum 2-3 continues the declaration of God's vengeance against Nineveh because of his unconditional love to Israel. In that sense, Nahum is a love letter to God's people. As we consider the historical and prophetic parallels found in Nahum - we learn that God has magnificent love, wisdom, power, and justice. The story of Nineveh should encourage us that our God is the only one who can meet our needs. All other love, wisdom, power, and justice pale in comparison to the magnificence of God displayed in Nahum 2-3.

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INTRODUCTION:
When considering both history and the modern world,
people have designed amazing inventions.
In our modern world,
We live in a world of airplanes and vehicles.
- Many average people drive Pickup trucks that can go 100 miles an hour.
Something unthinkable even 150 years ago.
- We regularly travel in airplanes -
Airplanes can reach 10,000 feet on a regular basis.
- which defy gravity by allowing 745,000 lb aircraft to fly.
- In fact, you can go to Air shows watch the amazing maneuvers that can be accomplished in an airplane.
Airplanes can reach 10,000 feet on a regular basis.
In fact, you can go to Air shows watch the amazing maneuvers that can accomplished in an airplane.
- Or how about a submarine?
Literally a dead weight that should sink, but instead floats.
In fact it can sink and float on command.
- Or how about electricity?
We live in day when, electricity is considered a right to possess.
Whether rich or poor,
- we turn on lights, run stoves, heaters, computers at the flick of a switch.
- There is no need for a generator or a lantern, we can turn lights at the flip of the switch.
There is no need for a generator or a lantern, we can turn lights at the flip of the switch.
Yet, as we consider the ancient World,
are physic defying inventions new?
- How about the Hanging Gardens of Nineveh?
- That’s right, Nineveh.
One of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient Wonders of the Ancient World was the hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Where they figured out how to engineer water supply on top of terraces.
According to some ancient clay pictures,
That invention was found at Nineveh before it was built in Babylon.
- The City of Thebes, Egypt, was another one of those cities with amazing inventions.
There temples are massive amazing structures.
Built not with portable concrete,
but solid rock..
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- Or how about the massive wall fortresses that were built around cities in the Ancient Near East.
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Nineveh for example,
had 3 mile long double-walled gate system around it’s city.
The City of Thebes, Egypt, was another one of those cities with amazing inventions.
Each of these structures ar
Whether modern or Ancient,
There temples are massive amazing structures.
Built not with portable concrete,
The ability of man to invent is amazing.
We stand in awe - at the gravity defying, detailed complexity of many inventions.
but solid rock..
Yet, as great as modern and ancient wonders are -
God is 100 times more magnificent.
And we are going to see how magnificent God is in and .
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HOOK: Something about something being magnificent.
ILLUSTRATION:
For many of us, some of the inventions
As we consider the Prophecy of Nahum
Koko Head Crater
7 Wonders of the World

PROPOSITION: God’s Magnificence Demands our Worship

TRANS: And the defeat of Nineveh gives us 4 reason’s why his magnificence demands our worship.

The first reason,

1. The Defeat of Nineveh Demonstrates God’s Unconditional Love. ()

CLARIFICATION:
For many people,
the first natural response is to be horrified at what this prophecy declares.
And understandably,
this is a horrific judgement.
Now we could talk about why God is just and Holy for condemning Nineveh,
and we have already done that in the last two sermons.
But this book is not written to Nineveh.
This book is instead written to Israel about Nineveh.
The book of Jonah describes God sending a message to Nineveh.
But this book is instead written to Israel about Nineveh.
That is important for us to remember, because it changes the focus of the book.
That is important for us to remember, because it changes the focus of the book.
Instead of being a guilty verdict by an uncaring judge,
It is instead a declaration of unconditional Love and protection from Yahweh to his covenanted people.
It is essentially a declaration of Love and protection from Yahweh to his covenanted people.
ILLUSTRATION:
I mean,
how should a husband respond,
if he was out of town - someone came into his house
murdered or kidnapped his children.
beat his wife.
and stole everything that wasn’t nailed down.
Or may I say, even was threatened to do so.
Any husband who truly loves his family,
would come in with vengeance
- seeking retribution
- and seeking to eliminate any threat to his family.
It is what husbands and fathers do.
I mean - many of you men today are carrying weapons or have them in your homes
- how would you respond if this happened to your family.
And explains that God is acting against Nineveh - in unconditional steadfast love for His people.
So in the end,
it is about Israel and not Nineveh.
Nahum 1:15–2:2 ESV
15 Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! Keep your feasts, O Judah; fulfill your vows, for never again shall the worthless pass through you; he is utterly cut off. 1 The scatterer has come up against you. Man the ramparts; watch the road; dress for battle; collect all your strength. 2 For the Lord is restoring the majesty of Jacob as the majesty of Israel, for plunderers have plundered them and ruined their branches.
If you were the oppressed, defeated people of God - Israel;
and Yahweh was your God.
What would these words mean to you?
They would be the sweet words of love, mercy, and grace.
- love - because the Lover of your Soul - Yahweh - is comming to protect you.
- mercy and grace because his the plundering was God’s parental rebuke in your life; and yet God is still protecting and restoring you.
And given this love letter is coming from God -
And given this love letter is comming from God -
it would lead you sweet worship.
Hence, why v. 15 tells them to keep their feasts and keep their vows.
Because God is going to show you great love and Mercy and Grace - and that deserves worship.
APPLICATION:
We often marvel in this world about the external matters of life.
Wow - look at the size of that building.
Wow - look at how sophisticated that fighter jet is.
But God’s unconditional love - ought to also cause us to marvel.
Because how many men could create a sophisticated boats, building, iphone, and super computres
but show no compassion, mercy, or love to their families, coworkers, or neighbors.
And yet God,
shows love that is fare greater than our sin.
A lot like the song - Grace Greater Than Our sin.
We ought to worship God because his love is magnificent.
But to say that God is magnificent in love,
is not to say that he is not also brilliant and powerful.
The second reason,

2. The Defeat of Nineveh Demonstrates God’s Prophetic Foresight. ()

When this book written.
Assyria was at it’s height in power.
- Nations feared the campaigns of Nineveh.
- Israel trembled at the threat of invasion from Assyria.
In fact, latter on we will look at how the fall of Nineveh would have seemed ridiculous for most Jews.
Yet, well in advance Nahum predicted the fall of Nineveh and even some of the major details of the battle.
Even the most liberal, disbelieving scholars place this book several years in advance of the fall of Nineveh.
Even the most liberal, disbelieving scholars place this book several years in advance of the fall of Nineveh.
Notice the prediction of the fall by Nahum.
Nahum 2:3–13 ESV
3 The shield of his mighty men is red; his soldiers are clothed in scarlet. The chariots come with flashing metal on the day he musters them; the cypress spears are brandished. 4 The chariots race madly through the streets; they rush to and fro through the squares; they gleam like torches; they dart like lightning. 5 He remembers his officers; they stumble as they go, they hasten to the wall; the siege tower is set up. 6 The river gates are opened; the palace melts away; 7 its mistress is stripped; she is carried off, her slave girls lamenting, moaning like doves and beating their breasts. 8 Nineveh is like a pool whose waters run away. “Halt! Halt!” they cry, but none turns back. 9 Plunder the silver, plunder the gold! There is no end of the treasure or of the wealth of all precious things. 10 Desolate! Desolation and ruin! Hearts melt and knees tremble; anguish is in all loins; all faces grow pale! 11 Where is the lions’ den, the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion and lioness went, where his cubs were, with none to disturb? 12 The lion tore enough for his cubs and strangled prey for his lionesses; he filled his caves with prey and his dens with torn flesh. 13 Behold, I am against you, declares the Lord of hosts, and I will burn your chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall no longer be heard.
Nahum 3:3–13 ESV
3 Horsemen charging, flashing sword and glittering spear, hosts of slain, heaps of corpses, dead bodies without end— they stumble over the bodies! 4 And all for the countless whorings of the prostitute, graceful and of deadly charms, who betrays nations with her whorings, and peoples with her charms. 5 Behold, I am against you, declares the Lord of hosts, and will lift up your skirts over your face; and I will make nations look at your nakedness and kingdoms at your shame. 6 I will throw filth at you and treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle. 7 And all who look at you will shrink from you and say, “Wasted is Nineveh; who will grieve for her?” Where shall I seek comforters for you? 8 Are you better than Thebes that sat by the Nile, with water around her, her rampart a sea, and water her wall? 9 Cush was her strength; Egypt too, and that without limit; Put and the Libyans were her helpers. 10 Yet she became an exile; she went into captivity; her infants were dashed in pieces at the head of every street; for her honored men lots were cast, and all her great men were bound in chains. 11 You also will be drunken; you will go into hiding; you will seek a refuge from the enemy. 12 All your fortresses are like fig trees with first-ripe figs— if shaken they fall into the mouth of the eater. 13 Behold, your troops are women in your midst. The gates of your land are wide open to your enemies; fire has devoured your bars.
Nahum 3:
The chapter poetically describes the defeat of Nineveh.
And in graphic terms the city is utterly destroyed.
But this is not simply a poetic description.
There are several predictions by Nahum that are clearly fulfilled in history.
One of the more unusual one’s was the role of a flood in the city.
Which would have described many battles.
One of the more unusual one’s was the role of a flood in the city.
v. 6-8 describe a particular part of the battle that shows God’s ability to predict the future.
Now While,
Nahum predicts the fall of Nineveh well in advance.
We have the benefit of history to observe that every word spoken by Nahum came true.
We have the benefit of history to observe that every word spoken Nahum came true.
Archaeologist have discovered a Neo-Babylonian Chronicle describing the fall of Nineveh and giving us great insight into the actuall predicted by Nahum.
According to the Record, In 614 BC, Nineveh was attacked by a Coalition of Babylonian, Mede, and Scythians Armies.
Whats striking about the history,
was that indeed a flood lead to the defeat of Nineveh.
but in fact how it was conquered.
There are several predictions by Nahum that are clearly fulfilled in history.
One of the more unusual one’s was the role of a flood in the city.
Nahum 2:6–8 ESV
6 The river gates are opened; the palace melts away; 7 its mistress is stripped; she is carried off, her slave girls lamenting, moaning like doves and beating their breasts. 8 Nineveh is like a pool whose waters run away. “Halt! Halt!” they cry, but none turns back.
Nahum 2:6-8
According to the record,
Nineveh was not conquered simply by being starved out;
Or by the Armies being able to climb over the wall.
But by a major flood.
The Greeks reported that after a torrential rain-fall; a flood destroyed a major section of the wall and left Nineveh helpless.
When it broke loose, it destroyed a major section of the wall -
The city of Nineveh melted away just as Nahum predicted.
and left Nineveh helpless to stop the onslaught.
The are many other fulfilled predictions
- such as the drunkenness of the Army in the battle,
- the desertion of the Army,
- and the fact of Nineveh was never rebuilt.
Nahum 1:9 ESV
9 What do you plot against the Lord? He will make a complete end; trouble will not rise up a second time.
Nahum 1:12 ESV
12 Thus says the Lord, “Though they are at full strength and many, they will be cut down and pass away. Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you no more.
Nahum 1:14 ESV
14 The Lord has given commandment about you: “No more shall your name be perpetuated; from the house of your gods I will cut off the carved image and the metal image. I will make your grave, for you are vile.”
That is an important point,
Because many conquered cities were rebuilt
Samaria,
Jerusalem,
Babylon,
Thebes,
but not Nineveh.
In fact,
It is interesting that a Greek army passed through Nineveh in retreat 200 years latter (401 BC) and didn’t even realize the ruins were Nineveh.
The Complete and Total destruction of Nineveh stands out as both an unusual event and a predicted event.
What do these details teach us about God?
God has incredible foresight -
another way of saying that is that he is all-knowing.
And why does God show his foresight in Scripture, such as here in Nahum?
God
To demonstrate his power;
the underlying assumption is that if God can predict the future - then God can control the future.
God’s Prophetic foresight demonstrates -
he is the all-wise God as tells us.
Romans 16:27 ESV
27 to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
ILLUSTRATION:
Although medicine and computers demonstrate an amazing accumulation of knowledge.
Yet, None of us could ever dream of truly predicting the future.
We may be able to make educated guesses.
Isn’t that what the weatherman tries to do?
I remember being surprised,
the Navy’s standard policy
is that the U.S. Intelligence community cannot be expected to predict potential terrorist attacks.
The Navy has establishes defenses with the assumption that the Greatest information gathering service in the world - would have no clue of an attack.
We may have accumulated a mass of knowledge,
but it is an empty bucket compared to God.
Again,
Again,
His magnificence demands our attention -
but most importantly
Our Worship.
We ought to marvel at the magnificence of God’s Wisdom.
The Third Reason,

3. The Defeat of Nineveh Demonstrates God’s Absolute Power. ()

One one hand,
the predicted Battle of Nineveh shows the incredible wisdom of God.
God does what none of us can - truly predicting the future.
None of us could ever dream of truly predicting the future.
But in this Third section,
I want us to really consider what God ruled to happen.
We may be able to make educated guesses.
The Assyrians were the world power of the day.
Nineveh the Capital of Assyria,
Nineveh was the Capital of Assyria.
was the world power of the day.
was the world power of the day.
The Nation controlled most of the Middle East - and no one could have dreamed of how to conqueror a city like Nineveh.
Nineveh was heavily fortified with double walls and heavy gates.
It was home to the most powerful Army in the Middle East.
Who could have really marched against Nineveh?
It certainly would have seemed impossible to a Jew
- who just hoped they wouldn’t be able to March through Jerusalem.
This is the same nation that destroyed the N. Kingdom of Israel
They would have never dreamed of Nineveh falling and being utterly destroyed.
It would have been unfathomable.
It would have been unfathomable.
Yet, describes Nineveh falling and being utterally destroyed.
As we look at the text,
notice the

a. Humiliation of the Victory (1-7)

Nahum 3:1–7 ESV
1 Woe to the bloody city, all full of lies and plunder— no end to the prey! 2 The crack of the whip, and rumble of the wheel, galloping horse and bounding chariot! 3 Horsemen charging, flashing sword and glittering spear, hosts of slain, heaps of corpses, dead bodies without end— they stumble over the bodies! 4 And all for the countless whorings of the prostitute, graceful and of deadly charms, who betrays nations with her whorings, and peoples with her charms. 5 Behold, I am against you, declares the Lord of hosts, and will lift up your skirts over your face; and I will make nations look at your nakedness and kingdoms at your shame. 6 I will throw filth at you and treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle. 7 And all who look at you will shrink from you and say, “Wasted is Nineveh; who will grieve for her?” Where shall I seek comforters for you?
Nineveh,
the Greatest Army of the Day,
was to be a spectacle to the world.
Their defeat was to be so humbling that:
their name would be cut off.
their riches plundered.
their city completely destroyed.
and their people and army scattered across the region.
And again,
remember this seems impossible to anyone who would have heard Nahum’s prediction.
How can God help the Jews understand,
So Nahum tells them about the:

b. The Reality of the Victory: The Likeness of Thebes (8-12)

warns the Ninevites,
they will fall just like the City of Thebes in Egypt.
Nahum 3:8–12 ESV
8 Are you better than Thebes that sat by the Nile, with water around her, her rampart a sea, and water her wall? 9 Cush was her strength; Egypt too, and that without limit; Put and the Libyans were her helpers. 10 Yet she became an exile; she went into captivity; her infants were dashed in pieces at the head of every street; for her honored men lots were cast, and all her great men were bound in chains. 11 You also will be drunken; you will go into hiding; you will seek a refuge from the enemy. 12 All your fortresses are like fig trees with first-ripe figs— if shaken they fall into the mouth of the eater.
Now why bring up the Egyptian City of Thebes?
I think the comparison is this -
((((((Show Thebes Map PPT))))))))
it was one of the
Thebes was another city that was considered impossible to Conquer.
Thebes was considered by many so far down the Nile,
no one could conquer it.
Pharaoh's worried about the Nile Delta,
but they never imagined anybody could conquer Thebes.
It was a city surrounded by natural barriers of water and desert.
And thus it was considered impossible to conquer.
Yet, the Assyrians marched over Egypt and captured the impossible city in 663 BC.
Biblical Archeology Magazine stated that:
The Crowning achievement of the Assyrian Armies March into Egypt in 663 BC was the destruction and capture of Thebes.
The Crowning achievement of the Assyrian Armies March into Egypt in 663 BC was the destruction and capture of Thebes.
“The crowing achievement of Ashurbanipal’s expeditionary force to Egypt was the capture and destruction of Thebes ”
“The crowing achievement of Ashurbanipal’s expeditionary force to Egypt was the capture and destruction of Thebes ”
It was their pride victory, their Greatest Conquest.
Nahum’s Point,
Nineveh things it can’t be conquered -
Yet a city that was just as impossible,
and just as protected by natural barriers and armed fortresses,
fell at the Assyrians hands.
Nineveh’s rivers could not and would not stop God’s March on Nineveh.
Yet,
we might wonder.
Nahum is predicting the fall of Nineveh,
so what if they decide to prepare for their greatest battle
- perhaps could beat God’s judgement.
But Nahum declares:
c. The Uselessness of Preparation. (13-19)
Nahum 3:13–19 ESV
13 Behold, your troops are women in your midst. The gates of your land are wide open to your enemies; fire has devoured your bars. 14 Draw water for the siege; strengthen your forts; go into the clay; tread the mortar; take hold of the brick mold! 15 There will the fire devour you; the sword will cut you off. It will devour you like the locust. Multiply yourselves like the locust; multiply like the grasshopper! 16 You increased your merchants more than the stars of the heavens. The locust spreads its wings and flies away. 17 Your princes are like grasshoppers, your scribes like clouds of locusts settling on the fences in a day of cold— when the sun rises, they fly away; no one knows where they are. 18 Your shepherds are asleep, O king of Assyria; your nobles slumber. Your people are scattered on the mountains with none to gather them. 19 There is no easing your hurt; your wound is grievous. All who hear the news about you clap their hands over you. For upon whom has not come your unceasing evil?
Nahum declares,
Fortify your city.
Arm it and strengthen it’s walls.
But it won’t change the outcome - Nineveh will stall fall.
No Military Preparation was going to stop God’s judgement.
Nahum declares,
Multiply your nation.
Build up a million man generation to fight God.
But all of their men will fall, and be scattered.
But all of their men will fall, and be scattered.
No matter the size of your Army, it will not stop God’s judgement.
ILLUSTRATION:
We might think of it this way.
Preparation against God’s judgement is like building a sand castle close to the water’s edge.
it will just melt under the flood of God’s judgement.
Application:
So demonstrates the awesomeness of God’s Power.
Nahum Predicted God’s Power - would be absolute -
and history confirms that.
Nineveh was left completely humiliated on the battle field.
Not Simply defeated,
but totally destroyed.
and at the complete mercy of it’s attackers.
Further,
2. The Invincible Fortress of Nineveh - was easily conquered.
Nineveh could not hide behind
their rivers,
the desert,
their walls,
or their Army.
History confirms, just like Thebes,
the impossible was made possible.
Just like Thebes,
Nineveh was Conquered.
The Defeat of Nineveh Demonstrates God’s Righteous Justice. ()
And Finally, Just us predicted

3. Military preparations makes no difference.

The fact that Nineveh fell by the Word of God
Demonstrates, that God has absolute power.
ILLUSTRATION:
This shock factor this text would have had is sometimes lost to us.
It would be like hearing someone on the streets of Baghdad declaring
It would be like hearing someone on the streets of Baghdad declaring
A Nation in the near future will come and attack Washington D.C.
Our aircraft carries, fighter jets, and million man Army will be utterly destroyed.
Our aircraft carries, fighter jets, and million man Army will be utterly destroyed.
The Whitehouse, Capital, and Pentagon would be robbed bare and burnt to the ground.
And there is nothing you could do about it.
If someone went down the streets declaring that,
would you even listen?
You would probably ignore them and call them disillusion.
But that is exactly the kind of claim made by Nahum,
a person who in Nineveh’s eyes would have been a person of no importance.
And yet every one of His Words came true.
The Fall of Nineveh,
Predicted by Nahum,
Demonstrates the magnificent power that God has.
We ought to Worship God because he yields magnificent power.
Fourthly and Finally,

4. The Defeat of Nineveh Demonstrates God’s Righteous Justice. ()

gives us a short,
but important conclusion his book.
Nahum 3:19 ESV
19 There is no easing your hurt; your wound is grievous. All who hear the news about you clap their hands over you. For upon whom has not come your unceasing evil?

a. Nineveh Brutalized the World.

Nineveh has been the terror of the Middle East at this time.
They have plundered most of the Middle East.
From the Babylonians in Modern Iraq to the Egyptians,
From the Babylonians in Modern Iraq to the Egyptians,
they have robbed and brutalized the world.
They have made themselves infamous
because they brutalizing the people they conquered.
We talked about the brutalness of Nineveh when we worked through Jonah.
They were horrific and wicked to the nations they conquered - beheading and skinning their enemies.
because they exiling the children of the nations they conquered.
What would be more infuriating then to have your children taken from you and put into slavery.
because they plundered the temples and palaces of the Ancient World.
Many nations prided themselves on their temples and palaces.
How would we feel if the Whitehouse and the Smithsonian was emptied of all the paintings and artifacts of our history.
And because they heavily taxed the nations they conquered.
Your city has been destroyed, your livelihood has been destroyed, and then the Assyrians want you to pay heavy taxes or they will do it again.
People are now understandably angry, hating the Ninevites.
The natural desire,
and even Holy desire when left to the Lord,
is to desire justice.
Therefore,

b. The World Rejoiced at the End of Oppression.

ILLUSTRATION:
Oh, How did the nations rejoice when Germany surrended?
They clapped their hands,
justice had been served,
oppression had been ended.
We still show photos of the celebration in the streets of New York when the news came - We had defeated Nazi Germany.
This would have been the same idea,
over a similar kind of evil.
And As we consider our text,
who brought about this justice?
Nahum 2:13 ESV
13 Behold, I am against you, declares the Lord of hosts, and I will burn your chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall no longer be heard.
As demonstrated by Nahum’s predictions,
God was the one, who brought about the justice the nations demanded.
as demonstrated by Nahum’s predictions,
who brought about the justice the nations demanded.
Ought we not to marvel,
that God used a coalition of idolatrous nations,
to bring about justice for the the atrocities of Nineveh.
The Fall Nineveh ought to cause us to marvel at the magnificence of God’s justice.
The magnificence of God’s justice in Nineveh should cause us to Worship God.
CONCLUSION:
So as we consider,
the book of Nahum - what ought we to conclude.
God is good,
protecting his people from their enemies.
I mean this is a unconditional love letter to the people of Israel.
AND as we consider how God does that through the fall of Nineveh.
We come to this conclusion,
PROPOSITION: God should be worshipped,
because he is far more more magnificent then anything in this world.
TRANSITION: Nahum gives us 4 reasons why God’s magnificence demands our worship.
1. The Defeat of Nineveh Demonstrates God’s Unconditional Love. ()
2. The Defeat of Nineveh Demonstrates God’s Prophetic Foresight. ()
3. The Defeat of Nineveh Demonstrates God’s Absolute Power. ()
a. Humiliation of the Victory (1-7)
b. The Reality of the Victory: The Likeness of Thebes (8-12)
4. The Defeat of Nineveh Demonstrates God’s Righteous Justice. ()
a. Nineveh Brutalized the World.
b. The World Rejoiced at the End of Oppression.
Now as we consider this,
are we not often tempted to seek magnificence in everything else.
How often are marriages destroyed because we are looking for that magnificent love that can only be found in God? Are spouses simply cannot measure up to God.
How often do people spend their entire lives trying to make sure they are smart enough and wise enough to protect them from suffering? And yet they find themselves without the answers they need when it matters most.
How often are people ruled by power? If I only have enough physical strength, or enough money, or the right gadgets, or I am the one in charge - then I can do whatever I want. And yet they always find themselves needing more power.
How often do people seek their vengeance? And yet find hate and bitterness consuming them and justice is no where in sight.
The reality is we can seek to marvel or worship any of these truths - love, wisdom, power, or justice.
- but we will always find them as glasses half empty if we are marveling at the love, wisdom, power, and justice of this world.
- And what that should teach us - is that we need something that is not of this world.
Something that is infinitely more
loving
wise
powerful
and just
then anything found in this world.
This worlds love, wisdom, power, and justice will always fall short.
Yet,
as we consider how God showed infinite, marvelous, magnificent
love,
wisdom
power
and justice,
doesn’t our own conscious declare our need to worship and marvel at the magnificence of God.
As we consider ,
May we realize our innermost need.
If you have not trusted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
then realize you have need and emptiness that can only be found in the Worship of the one true God.
May we this week Worship our Marvelous God.
If you have not trusted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
then realize you have need and emptiness that can only be found in the Worship of the one true God.
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