The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. In  whirlwind and storm is His way, and clouds are the dust beneath His feet.  He rebukes the sea and makes it dry; He dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither; the blossoms of Lebanon wither.  Mountains quake because of Him and the hills dissolve; indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence, the world and all the inhabitants in it.  Who can stand before His indignation? Who can endure the burning of His anger? His wrath is poured out like fire and the rocks are broken up by Him.  The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who take refuge in Him.  But with an overflowing flood He will make a complete end of its site, and will pursue His enemies into darkness. -- 1:3-8

Behold, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace!  Celebrate your feasts, O Judah; pay your vows. For never again will the wicked one pass through you; he is cut off completely. -- 1:15

For the LORD will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of Israel. -- 2:2


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"Time to Turn," by Rodney Matthews
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