Re:Verse reading–Romans 1:18-32 (day one)
“For the wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of men.”—v 18.
Can the LOVE of God be reconciled with His WRATH? Does the Eternal One have two perfectly balanced, internally consistent aspects to His nature? “Yes”, say the Apostles.
Wrath is the other side of God’s love. Protective. Strong.
None of us is surprised, or offended, to see a Father rage against an enemy who threatens the daughter he loves. So, God rages against sin and its terrible consequences. Except, He doesn’t rage. His wrath is not a burst of anger. (wrong word in Greek). Wrath is a settled, fierce, eternal opposition toward evil. Dangerously calm it is.
Two attitudes are desirable from us toward this Great Mind, Great Power. “You shall LOVE the Lord with all your heart.”—Deuteronomy 6:5.
“Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, He is to be FEARED.”—Psalm 96:4