FROM DOOMED TO RESCUED
All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.
For many people, the wrath of God seems to be a kink in His character. It is a quality we might think inconsistent with a holy, righteous and loving God. A God of love, mercy and compassion is justifiably angry at sin because it violates, distorts and destroys His image and His purpose.
God's wrath is not arbitrary, nor contingent upon the gravity of our sin, but is entirely rational in that it is the consequence of our own actions.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all godlessness and wickedness of people. Three times God gave them over to their sinful desires, their shameful lusts and their depraved minds.
Though it breaks His heart, the wrath of God is expressed in allowing the corruption of sin to do its work of destruction in our lives.
Our salvation is entirely dependent upon the work of the Lord Jesus. Conceived of the Holy Spirit, He was born spiritually alive and lived without sin, remaining obedient to His Father.
As the only sinless person, Jesus qualified as our substitute, and by taking upon Himself all our sin, the just wrath of God was satisfied on the cross.
Jesus became what were were, deserving of judgment and wrath, so we might become what He is, the righteousness of God. We who believe in Him are now recipients of His love His compassion and His righteousness, and not just in this life. Through generations and millennia pass, we will remain throughout eternity the recipients of the incomparable riches of His grace.
Lord Jesus, we cannot thank You enough for being our substitute. Thank You for taking on Yourself the wrath we deserved and replacing it with Your righteousness. In Your most precious name.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so e will love and comfort you in your good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you and lead you down the righteous paths until you come to be with Him in heaven. God bless you. Amen