In Whirlwind and Storm is a description of God from Nahum 1. Throughout history, men have thought that God was one that could be bargained with, negotiated with, manipulated or controlled. But, men have not judged their situation well. They mistake God’s silence for compliance — even agreement with their actions. They see God as an ally when God sees them as wicked.
God has dealt mercifully with men in that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
This blog is an attempt to live and write under the knowledge that God reigns and I am his subject.
The terrain of this world would look far different if the church would preach an enthroned God. Men would rather preach the Lamb, these days, and not the Lion. I certainly love Christ, the Lamb of God which takes away the sins of the world. But, we must always remember that He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
I often reflect on this conversation about the mighty Aslan in C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe:
‘If there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than me or else just silly.’
‘Then he isn’t safe?’ asked Lucy.
‘Safe?’ said Mr. Beaver. ‘Don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.’
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Let our hearts recapture that fear that makes us wise.