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Oct
12

God’s Unmovable Nature

“At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both horse and chariot lie still. You alone are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry? From heaven you pronounced judgment, and the land feared and was quiet— when you, O God, rose up to judge, to save all the afflicted of the land. Selah. Surely your wrath against men brings you praise, and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.”Psalm 76:6-10

There can be no doubt that the wrath of God is the thing most to be feared in the universe. Nothing can compare to the power of His judgment. The response of a guilty world to this anger – is silence. What else could be said or done?

Note the last verse – “Surely your wrath against men brings you praise”. What an odd thing to write! We don't think of God's wrath very often, I would hazard to guess, and we certainly don't always call it praiseworthy. But this is true because His judgment speaks to His righteous fulfillment of exactly what He has said – that the wicked will inherit everlasting punishment, but those that He makes righteous will have eternal life (John 5:24). If God says it, then it must come to pass, and that consistency makes Him worthy of praise.

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