Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 31st: Psalms 54-56; Romans 3 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Psalms 54-56; Romans 3

Romans 3:5b-6
Is God unrighteous to inflict wrath? Absolutely not! Otherwise, how will God judge the world?

The idea of a righteous God who inflicts wrath is not a popular idea in society today.  The idea of hell is not a popular idea.  Even Christians can struggle with the idea.

But the truth of the matter is, it doesn't really matter what we think about it or how we feel about it.  God's character is perfect - including His wrath.  If we disagree with that, we're in the wrong, not the other way around.

We can't pick and choose the attributes of God - He is love, peace, mercy, forgiveness, holiness, righteousness, wrath.  He is all of those things, and they all work together in perfect harmony - none of them negate or lessen the other.  

God will judge the world in righteousness - and it will involve both wrath and mercy.  May we choose mercy!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Psalms 57-59; Romans 4

1 comment:

Nathan Reimer said...

Good point, if we disagree with God - we're in the wrong. He provides us an opportunity, to live for Him by faith, crucial that we take it.