Today you should read: Jeremiah 25:15-38
The end of Jeremiah 25 is all about God’s wrath which often gets a bad wrap. That’s because we live in a day and age where we have set ourselves as the judge and God’s Holy character and righteousness has been put on trial.
“How can a loving God send people to hell?”
“Why does God punish people for their sin?”
Or in the case for today’s scripture… “How can God be so angry?”
With such illustrations as treading grapes in a vineyard or imagery such as one rolling in the dead’s ashes, one could question the purpose of God’s wrath.
But we should be reminded that God’s wrath is overall just. Like J.I. Packer said in his classic “Knowing God”
“God’s wrath in the Bible is never the capricious, self-indulgent, irritable, morally ignoble thing that human anger so often is. It is, instead, a right and necessary reaction to objective moral evil”
God’s wrath is also His love in action against sin. His wrath was just as present in the cross of Jesus when he took our punishment and sin upon Himself as it was in Jeremiah 25 toward those who sinned against God. God’s love and justice are two sides of the same coin that glorify Him. His wrath is ultimately satisfied in Christ and that two sided coin is most evident in the Gospel.
By: Erik Koliser — West Campus Pastor
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