Many do not like to consider Your avenging justice. We prefer to think of You as kind, gentle, patient and forgiving…and all of those descriptions are true.
But we are told that on the day of Your judgement those willfully ignoring the consequences of their foolish choices…ignoring Your warnings of a coming Judgement Day…will discover too late that grace has run its course and justice will reign in its place. We are told that “every knee shall bow” to Christ. If I’ve chosen to mock His sacrifice today…tomorrow my stubborn pride will be forced to submit to His authority. What follows is an eternity of punishment for my foolish arrogance and willful blindness.
Empower me to speak convincingly of the way of escape from the consequences of my pride.
Scripture: “But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God” Romans 2:5