The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.
Jonah preached in Nineveh and the entire city repented and God spared them.
Yet, in time they forget what God did for them and returned to their old ways of treachery and death.
Nahum is chosen to prophesy against them.
The only verse to jog my memory in the entire book is verse three.
The Ninevites should know the mercy of God, having experienced it firsthand. Over time there arose a generation that did not know or care about that revival.
The city eventually fell because of civil war. Its remains are across the river from Mosul, Iraq.
The anger of the Lord is real but His anger is overwhelmed by His love and mercy. Yet, sin is so severe a subject with God that His anger will deal with it eventually.
The wicked are not acquitted but the wicked are forgiven when each one repents of their sin and turns to the Lord Jesus.
If only the Ninevites had learned that lesson.
If only many in this generation would learn that lesson!