Re: Verse reading–Exodus 5:1-2; 6:1-8; 7:1-5, 14-18; 8:1-3, 16, 20-21; 9:1-4, 8-9, 13-18, 25-26; 10:3-11, 21-22, 28-29; 11:1-5 (day seven)
It is not a picture of God that is familiar or comfortable. Living on this side of the cross, we know the face of God’s mercy, God’s kindness. It is a mistake, however, to think that the “God of wrath” is no more. His patience is real, but the time comes when He becomes assertive in a terrifying way. The plagues on Egypt in Exodus are that moment! As we prepare for worship this morning, please read and reflect on these additional words from Scripture.
“The Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness and truth. . .YET HE WILL BY NO MEANS LEAVE THE GUILTY UNPUNISHED.”—Exodus 34:7.
“The Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel.”—2 Thessalonians 1:7-8.
If we forget His assertiveness, do we really know Him?