Putting God's Word into Practice…

Revelation 15 ~ Just Wrath

on August 1, 2014

It is difficult to read verses about God’s wrath.  We are prone to want to think only of His love, mercy and  grace.  But we are not a people who are content with love, mercy and grace.  We are zealous for justice.  We celebrate when justice is served and grumble when it is not (ie. Casey Anthony, O.J. Simpson, George Zimmerman)  Therefore, we must also acknowledge God’s justice and His wrath.  We must have a balanced approach to His character.  The wonderful thing about God’s wrath is that it is not eternal.  Once it is completely spent; it will never be faced again.  When He says, “It is finished,” it is really finished (John 19:30, Revelation 15:1).

There are two injustices that God will right.  First, those who have experienced injustice at the hands of God-hating men see their oppressor’s destruction.  Second, those who dishonor, disrespect and devalue the sacrifice that Jesus made are defeated.  If God did not bring justice to His enemies, He would not be a righteous God.  God alone has authority and power and glory.  He alone is to be worshipped–not just for His grace but also for His justice.

Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy.  All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed. (3-4)

Here is a great song that puts these words to music:  http://youtu.be/dJtseWTJCmY

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