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In the 1980s, my wife Nancy and I were sitting next to each other listening to a well-known Bible teacher. He said, “If people ask you if God is good, show them Nahum 1:7!” 

The verse reads, “The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.” (Nahum 1:7)

And it confirms the point the speaker was making: Some people portray God as angry and vengeful. Not true! He is good and only good.

I turned to Nancy and whispered, “Look at Nahum 1:6 and 8.” 

Those verses, which sandwich verse 7, speak of God’s fiery wrath on His enemies. This is an aspect of the Lord’s goodness this speaker wanted to ignore.

Nancy looked at the verses with me and whispered, “It’s no fun sitting next to you.”

Another time, a guest preacher with a healing ministry was speaking at our home congregation...

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