God Knows and Remembers

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

“A jealous and avenging God is the LORD; the LORD is avenging and wrathful. The LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies. The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.” Nahum 1:2-3 NASB

Assyria was spreading terror throughout the world. And no nation seemed capable of stopping their armies. Defeat for God’s people seemed inevitable.

It was at this moment when God gave the prophet Nahum a vision. The Bible calls this “the oracle of Nineveh,” confirming His focus on this city, the capital of Assyria. This city was massive and impressive, with walls nearly 8 miles long, enclosing an area covering approximately 1,700 acres.

Nineveh represented the overwhelming power and wealth of Assyria. How hopeless it must have seemed to ponder confronting this great superpower!

But God’s message was one of reassurance, and perspective. He reminded Nahum (and His people) that He had not changed. He knew everything that Assyria had done, and would right every wrong. He was the “avenging God” for “the LORD is avenging and wrathful. The LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries.”

There must have been moments when His people felt He had forgotten them. But He reminded them that He was “slow to anger and great in power.” And that He “will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.”

God has proven these same principles throughout history. He knows the pain and suffering His people may have experienced. He knows their wounds and defeats. He has heard the taunts and the boastful, defiant proclamations of their enemies. He may seem slow to act, but He will act.

In your life, remember that God is watching you, and the world, ready to take action, at the right moment. He remains “great in power,” but also is “slow to anger.” And He “will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.”

You can trust your life to Him.


Prayer: Father, thank You that You are watching over me. I trust my life to You. Thank You for victory! In Jesus’ name. Amen.