Friday, January 14, 2011

An Angry God!

 11God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
 12If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
 13He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. 

An Angry God

In Psalm 7, David presents to us an angry God. We love to think of a kind and loving God, but we tremble, and rightly so, when we think of an angry God. However, how could God be truly righteous and just if He ignored sin?

As a Christian, how are we to balance our love of God with our fear of God? The Bible tells us to fear God and keep his commandments, and yet it also tells us to love God.

 13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 

 5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 

Looking at the passage from Psalm 7 above, what is it that makes God so angry? It is the unrepentant heart that makes God angry; God lashes against the wicked who turn their back on Him, ignoring His righteousness and holiness. God has paid dearly, by the death of His own Son to bring salvation to an unworthy man. How do we respond to God's offer?

As Christians, we must be so careful that we do not look around us, and seeing God's lack of intervention or judgment against the wicked who surround us, begin to imitate those same sins. Does God see the wicked sin? Will they really get away with their sin? No! Though maybe not in their lifetime, the day of judgment will come when all men will be judged and will receive their just reward.

As Christians, let us fear God, knowing His hatred of sin, and then, by His grace, seek to live our lives in an upright and holy manner, because we love God. How does God then bless us? God grants us peace and contentment in Him. We may not have a life free of trials, but we will have a life of peace, joy, and contentment in the Lord our God.

What an amazing God we have!

God Bless You,
Linda

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