God told Pharaoh, ‘I have appointed you for the very purpose of displaying my power in you and to spread my fame throughout the earth.’ …even though God has the right to show his anger and his power, he is very patient with those on whom his anger falls.

Romans 9:17,22 (NLT)

God wants us to acknowledge him as our Creator. We exist because of him. By bowing to his authority we place ourselves under his protection. If we go our own way, we place ourselves outside his mercy. God is slow to anger (Ex.34:6) but must judge us according to the choices we make.

Daily Reading: Judges 17