Re:Verse reading–Revelation 8 and 9 (day three)

“The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands.”  God has designed this universe in such a way that our freedom to indulge in evil results in deadly consequences—sometimes sooner, sometimes later, but always by the end of history.  In other words, the wrath of God is reality.  That wrath is not the result of God’s getting worked up into a lather by unruly men.  Wrath isn’t an eventual state of mind that God arrives at after he’s tried to entertain us into good behavior.  No, wrath is a constant quality of his character.  Men who turn their minds against God will discover that God is already against them.  There is no secret escape passage from sin.  Do you know someone who needs to know this?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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