Monday, August 13, 2007

God is....a Just God!

God is jealous, and the LORD avenges;
The LORD avenges and is furious.
The LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath for His enemies;
The LORD is slow to anger and great in power,
And will not at all acquit the wicked.
The LORD has His way
In the whirlwind and in the storm,
And the clouds are the dust of His feet.
He rebukes the sea and makes it dry,
And dries up all the rivers.
Bashan and Carmel wither,
And the flower of Lebanon wilts.
The mountains quake before Him,
The hills melt,
And the earth heaves at His presence,
Yes, the world and all who dwell in it.
Who can stand before His indignation?
And who can endure the fierceness of His anger?
His fury is poured out like fire,
And the rocks are thrown down by Him.
The LORD is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him.
But with an overflowing flood
He will make an utter end of its place,
And darkness will pursue His enemies.

------Nahum 1:2-8

God is a just judge,
And God is angry with the wicked every day.

------Psalms 7:11

"He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not
believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." --------John 3:36

in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are
treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of
the righteous judgment of God,
who "will render to each one according to his deeds":
eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality;
but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness--indignation and wrath,
tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek;
but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
For there is no partiality with God.

--------Romans 2:5-11

God is ______. Most people, if asked to fill in the blank, would say "LOVE". God is a God of love, but all too often pastors, teachers, etc... fail to mention the other side of God. God is a God of wrath and full of anger against those who are not His. He is a just God and He WILL pour out His wrath upon those that are not His. Everyone will stand before God one day and be judged. You will probably not hear these scriptures mentioned in most pulpits today, especially in America. After all, people want their ears tickled and may not come back if they don't leave "feeling good". The offering buckets may not be as full if such harsh words were spoken. The TRUTH is... Heaven is for those who are born again and trust in God, Hell and the anger and wrath of God are for EVERYONE else. I didn't make it up, I am not being judgmental, merely telling the WHOLE TRUTH.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is the side of God that people don't like because it makes them feel bad. If God is Just, that means there is an expectation of how we are to live. It is sad that so many Pastors and Christians refuse to talk about this attribute of God.

One of the things that gets to me is people who say, "God loves everyone just the way they are." It is true that God loves everyone, but they don't know what that means.

God loves everyone in that He died for all while we were sinners so that we could go to Heaven. God also loves everyone in that He will allow those who reject Him the freedom to do so and choose their path to eternal damnation in Hell.

Good post on reminding us of the Holiness of God.