Wickedness, evil, selfishness, sin – let us not be deceived into thinking that Our God is either unaware, unconcerned, or unable to do anything about such things.
He sees everything and knows even the secret thoughts of men. Nothing is hidden from his sight. And a day of vengeance is coming, just as surely as the sun is going to rise tomorrow.
But I thought that God is love.
He is, but his is a holy love. Because of his great love, he hates evil with a passion.
Anything that causes pain or unjust suffering is on his hit list, and his vindicator is Jesus Christ himself.
Really? The babe in the manger? The obedient one hanging on a cruel cross? Really.
He is coming back to take his people to himself but also to take vengeance on his enemies.
You may say, “Well, I just don’t believe that.” You don’t have to believe it; you can just wait and see. But I would recommend staying on his good side while you wait, abiding in his love, trusting in him, obeying him. He is not to be trifled with.
It is written, “Because there is forgiveness with him, he is to be feared.” Also, “The fear of the Lord is to depart from evil.”
Let us turn away from evil, put our trust in the atoning blood of Christ, and wait for his deliverance from all evil. Amen.
~ Brad Heilhecker
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