Russell and Duenes

Who Considers the Power of Your Anger?

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For we are brought to an end by your anger; by your wrath we are dismayed. . . For all our days pass away under your wrath. . . Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you?” (Psalm 90:7, 9, 11).

“God is a righteous judge and a God who shows His wrath every day.” (Psalm 7:11)

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth in their wickedness.” (Rom. 1:18)

We generally don’t consider the power of God’s anger. Any cursory reading of the Bible shows that God is a God who gets angry, but we do not like to consider it. In many ways, we wish it was not true (and more and more professed Christians are happy to proclaim that it is not true). It is startling in the ears of licentious modern man to hear that God “shows His wrath every day,” that it is God’s anger that brings us to an end, not just disease, accidents or old age.

Psalm 90 seems to imply that by not considering the power of God’s anger and wrath, we do not fear God as we should. The proper fear of God and reverence toward His name, the proper care in obeying Him, must entail a proper consideration of His indignation and anger toward sin and sinners.

Having a consciousness of God’s righteous anger, we can then pray like Moses: “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” (Psalm 90:14)

-D

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Written by Michael Duenes

May 23, 2017 at 4:04 am

Posted in Duenes, Psalms

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