“But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them; and often He restrained His anger and did not arouse all His wrath.” (Psalms 78:38)
I don't always realize how terrible my sin is and some of my sins I'm not even aware of. Anger is harder to repress than a hungry shark, yet God restrains His anger everyday. Although a mother is patient with her children's temper tantrums, she might not be with someone else's. However, God is patient even with those who are not His own. Why did He wait so long before flooding the earth? Why did He not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah sooner? Because God’s patience is stronger than men's provocations. Although all of us deserve hell, He graciously gives each of us a little bit of heaven while we are on earth.
God's patience is a thousand times longer than man’s, but even God has His limit. A day will come when His wrath will be aroused. So while we live in the days of His patience, let us seek His favor. He who seeks His face in the day of peace will procure His lovingkindness for a lifetime.
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