Nahum Chapter 3
1 ¶ Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;
2 The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots.
3 The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:
4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
5 Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.
Imagine receiving a letter like this at 5 in the morning as Mayor of the bloody city, how would you receive it? Would it matter since you're a criminal?
I've found that in the passages where it focuses on how God doesn't change it focuses on his more pleasant points. However, in the New Covenant, there isn't a reactionary prophetic mandate against nations. Nations can go on and be evil longer than in the Old Covenant, and the God who said such things reserves all such wrath for the end.
I think this constitutes a change. Sure, God still responds with the same emotion, but the waiting factor is definitely a change.
I guess it's getting to the point that the profiteering off the blood and exploitation of others is a global phenomenon anyway, to judge fairly, most if not all nations on the earth would see some sort of disaster. . . you know, if God was still the same during this era as the last.
I suppose that's fine, I like breathing, it's not like I'm better than anyone else.
Praise be to God whose mercies are new every morning.
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