God is…a God of Wrath

God is…a God of Wrath

Wayne Grudem writes in his book, Systematic Theology, about God’s wrath. “It may surprise us to find out how frequently the Bible talks about the wrath of God. Yet if God loves all that is right and good, and all that conforms to his moral character, then it should not be surprising that he would hate everything that is opposed to his moral character. God’s wrath directed against sin is therefore closely related to God’s holiness and justice. God’s wrath means that he intensely hates all sin.”

Because this is true of God:

One: We need to all run for cover.

Romans 8:1 “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.”

John 3:36, “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him.”

You do not want to face God someday standing before him in your own self-righteousness. You need Jesus’ righteousness provided to you at the cross! If you have not yet done so, ask Jesus to be your Savior because he took all of God’s wrath for your sins!

Two: He will deal with all wrongs, either in this life or the next.

Romans 12:17-19, “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.”

Three: We can go ahead and get mad too!

Just be sure it is directed at things that make God mad too and be sure to respond in ways that he would approve of.

Ephesians 4:26-27, “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.”

 

A good book on the subject of Anger is Anger Yours & Mine & What to do About It.

 

 

Message Title: God is a God of Wrath
Series: God Is…
Message Date: November 9, 2014
Speaker: Tim Rowland

 

 

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