What stands out to me more than anything from this passage is the justice of God against sin. What is not obvious from this chapter is the grace and mercy of God, but it is undoubtedly there. Often times, the grace and mercy of God is shown to us in the patience of God. We do see an intense view of God’s justice here, and the intensity that God has against sin should not be blown over. But at the same time, it’s helpful for us to see the big picture of Scripture in light of this passage.
Some questions to reflect on:
- Is there anything in your life that you need to confess and repent of? God is slow to anger and abounding in patience, but if you are not pursuing Him in repentence, there is need to change.
- Do you take advantage of the grace and patience of God without dealing with the reality of your sin?
- Are you overwhelmed with your sin without remembering the grace and mercy of God? Remind yourself of the Gospel today!
By: Graham Withers — Pastoral Ministry Apprentice