Slow to Anger–Quick to Forgive

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“God is slow to anger (Nahum 1:3).  When Mercy comes into the world she drives winged steeds; the axles of her chariot-wheels are glowing hot with speed; but when Wrath comes, it walks with tardy footsteps; it is not in haste to slay, it is not swift to condemn.  God’s rod of mercy is ever in his hands outstretched; God’s sword of justice is in its scabbard: not rusted in it–it can be easily withdrawn–but held there by that hand that presses it back into its sheath, crying, ‘Sleep, O sword, sleep; for I will have mercy upon sinners, and will forgive their transgressions.’ ” — Charles H. Spurgeon “Spurgeon’s Sermons” Vol. 3 p. 361


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