Wednesday, July 29, 2015

An Angry God!

 After this, I looked at the sky and saw something else that was strange and important. Seven angels were bringing the seven last terrible troubles. When these are ended, God will no longer be angry.

Revelation 15:1

When someone is angry, it is usually a good thing to get as far away from them as you can! And we almost never think of being angry as a Godlike attribute! But God does get angry and His anger is frightening to say the least.

What makes God angry? The complete answer to that question would be long and yet there is a simple answer as well. God gets angry when men turn their hearts to other, false gods and worship them.

And if you read the Book of Revelation you will see that God expresses His anger by bringing destruction and disaster on those with whom He is angry. Seven angels will bring the "last seven terrible troubles" on those with whom God is angry!

When you turn your heart to God, His approval and blessings follow, but when you turn your heart away from God, His anger is headed your way! Like a child who really believes his parents will never discipline him, we are tempted to turn our hearts away from Jesus and toward the world around us. God's grace covers all our sin, but does not cover us if we reject Jesus and turn our hearts to false gods! That is when we come face to face with an Angry God!

"Lord Jesus, help me today to fear the consequences of turning my heart away from You! When I hear the words of Satan trying to lure me away from Your heart may I shut my ears and raise my voice to praise Your Name, now and forevermore. Amen!"

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