Wrath

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“for which things’ sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience.”

These sins that Paul is outlining are the habit and mindset of the disobedient. Those who indulge in them will suffer the full effects of the wrath of God. His wrath is poured out on the wicked, who break His commands and deliberately walk in the ways of the flesh, and not after the heart of God. 

We play with the possibility of eternal punishment to our own folly. We disbelieve and cross our fingers that it is not true, playing havoc with our souls and missing the heights of delight. God’s love reigns supreme and will deliver us from all evil and the effects of it on our future. Why do we turn away and embrace the pathway of foolishness and loss?

Why disobey the holy one who loves us beyond measure and will never leave us helpless and hopeless. His way is in the heavens and He is willing and able to take us there. 

The wrath of God is something to be avoided at all costs, for it is eternal and will not be deflected from the verdict of true justice. The final judgment will show the full weight of the consequences of breaking the law of God on all who refuse Him and refuse to believe. Only those who shelter in the refuge of the cross of Christ will be saved for that wrath, for we are all “children of disobedience” in our natural inclination. The only salvation is in Christ and in Him alone. 

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