His non-negotiable wrath

RE Verse reading–Amos 4:1-4; 5:1-24 (day seven)  “He flashes destruction on the stronghold and brings the fortified city to ruin.” (5:9)  The wrath of God is non-negotiable.  It is not something that He can “set aside” to be more tolerant.  It is His nature– steady, eternal opposition to all rises from self and sin.  Death is an expression of His wrath.  (See Psalm 90)  Discipline is as well .(Hebrews 12)  Wrath is what we see poured out on His son on the cross.  We see it also in nature.  Amos tells of the night he saw both the love and the wrath of God.  First, the deep calm of the stars. (5:8)   Then a storm, with a destructive flash of lightning.  I think it was the same night.  I am certain it was the same God.   Beauty and danger are both part of His eternal character.  If we want to know Him and be safe in Him, we must undertand and rightly reckon His wrath.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. “We must undertand and rightly reckon His wrath.”
    If we seek God in every situation we should ask Him to send His Holy Spirit with wisdom and or knowledge what He would have us do even in the moment.

    New Testament teaching I John 4:1-3 says test the spirits (of every idea, thought, situation) to see if they are from God. (We must receive and be filled with His Holy Spirit to more effectively do this.)

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