What would God’s wrath look like totally unleashed?
Well, the Bible describes His judgment falling on the world during the Flood, His righteous anger burning against Sodom, and destruction of idolatrous groups like the Assyrians; but what would it look like for His wrath to be poured out in full measure? The amazing truth is it was…in full measure…on Jesus. You may be thinking, “Yeah I knew that.”, but pause for a moment and really think about it…
For three excruciating hours (in total darkness during the middle of the day), Jesus was separated from the Father to endure God’s wrath on sin…our sin. Isaiah 53 says He was crushed, bruised, scorned and despised in our stead. We talk a lot about being redeemed, but it was a painful transaction because sin costs…a lot. It’s easy to take Jesus’ sacrifice for granted. It’s also easy (and acceptable) to go through the week without being broken for those who don’t know Him. May we never take sin lightly, and may we never forget His grace. Perhaps today would be a good time to thank Him.
“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 HCSB