The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;
the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.
The Lord takes vengeance on his foes
and vents his wrath against his enemies.
3 The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;
the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.
His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,
and clouds are the dust of his feet.
4 He rebukes the sea and dries it up;
he makes all the rivers run dry.
Bashan and Carmel wither
and the blossoms of Lebanon fade.
5 The mountains quake before him
and the hills melt away.
The earth trembles at his presence,
the world and all who live in it.
Reflection. Sometimes we would do well ro remember the awesome power of our God. It is right that we more often think of God's love, mercy and grace. But lest we forget, God is also the God of justice and has every right to be wrathful at rebellion and sin.Thanks be to God that He is slow to anger.
Prayer. Lord God, awesome God, we ask your forgiveness of our sin that we may know your mercy and never cause you to revel your wrath. We worship you and give you thanks for Jesus. In His name..Amen.