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God Gets Angry!

“Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?” Psalms 76:7

A little boy was playing with his older brother’s Lego city and destroyed it. The older brother came home and was livid, so he told his mother. Mom went in and asked little Tommy, “Why did you do it?” Little Tommy said, “Superman got angry!”

It is important for us to know that God can get angry! His word is very clear about that fact. Lamentations chapter two is very specific about what happens when He gets angry. The scriptures give a history of God getting angry. Yet God has never apologized for being angry and never has to!

If you were to ask, “Why did God allow a flood to destroy the world?” The simple answer is God got angry! Why did Sodom and Gomorrah burn to the ground? God got angry! Why did God call for the extermination of everyone in Canaan land when Israel invaded the land? God was angry! (Genesis 3:15/Leviticus 20:1-20)

Why did God allow Israel to go into captivity? God got angry! Why did He wipe out the nation of Babylon? Go got angry! Why did God allow Jezebel to be eaten by dogs? God got angry!

Why did Jesus make a whip, tip over the tables, and chase the money changers out of the temple? God got angry!

The wonder is that God has not demonstrated His anger more often! Jeremiah said it best, “It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not”. Lamentations 3:22

As Bruce Banner said when he was asked, “How do you make the green monster come out?” He said, “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry!”

Friend, it is obvious that God wants us to know we can make him angry. Don’t confuse God’s patience with his approval!

“God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day!” Psalms 7:11

This ought to move us to a greater reverence of his presence and find out what makes him angry and avoid it!

“Kiss the Son lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little…” Psalms 2:12

It’s a wonder that our omniscient God is as patient as he is with us! If we knew what he knew and had the power he had without the restraint he has, we would have cleaned house a long time ago! He is love and it is his love that provides the restraint but when he gets angry it is always right on time!

 
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