by Kim Brock
We all have a different view of God. If we believe rightly by the Holy Spirit and faith that comes by hearing His word, He is loving, just, faithful, fair, merciful, graceful, funny,exciting, gracious etc etc…if we have a distorted view he may be angry, unpleaseable, disconnected, indulgent.
Let’s explore some of these distorted views.
Angry-feeling or showing anger or strong resentment
Does God express anger? Yes He does but rationally. Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God (Elohim) is revealed (unveiled) from heaven (the heavens) against all ungodliness (irreverence) and unrighteousness (injustice) of men (humanity) , who hold the truth in unrighteousness (injustice) ;
Romans 1:18 ASV For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hinder the truth in unrighteousness;
His wrath is against ungodliness. Now most would try to belittle the Lord by saying that He is selfish because He wants us to worship Him and live for Him in spirit of truth. The truth is, is that He is our Father. If we refuse Him we aren’t His children anymore we are then turned over to be ‘bastards’ and subject to wrath against ungodliness.
Hebrews 12:6-11 MKJV for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and He scourges every son whom He receives.” (7) If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons, for what son is he whom the father does not chasten (teach) ? (8) But if you are without chastisement (teaching) , of which all are partakers, then you are bastards (illegitimate son) and not sons. (9) Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? (10) For truly they chastened us for a few days according to their own pleasure, but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness. (11) Now chastening for the present does not seem to be joyous, but grievous. Nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who are exercised by it.
When we are adopted into the grace of God through Jesus we aren’t illegitimate sons/daughters. We are made righteous through Jesus, the Christ. Our sins are forgiven. If we make a mistake the best thing to do is to go to God and pray for guidance and understanding. Somethings we do out of ignorance and God needs to reveal OUR OWN nature to us. “The heart is desperately wicked, who can know it.”
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Now some people would ask about why would God allow bad things to happen in the world. He never ever intended it. Sin is completely evident in our world and has increased over the many many centuries. a part of free will is our freedom to choose the right or the wrong thing in our hearts we know the right thing but curiosity for how the ‘fruit’ tastes causes us to sin. In the garden there was the tree of knowledge of good and evil. When man continues to eat from this tree then sin will increase in the earth. That is evident today!
Ephesians 5:9 MKJV (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, (23) meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
The fruit mentioned above come from the tree of life which is what the believer should be eating from.
When you commit a wrong as a believer and you will make mistakes, talk to God about it, don’t let the devil fool you into think God would be angry at you or hate you. Repent and ask the Lord for understanding and clarity on what to do, seek His word and seek Him in prayer. He is extremely merciful and gracious allow His great Love to settle and heal your anxiety of Him. He does not want you to fear!
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