This last weekend, I was tasked to teach in Adult Equipping Hour from Jeremiah 25. In doing that, I was tasked to talk about the Wrath of God. You can hear the results in the link above. Apologies to DJP for switching in that lesson between "Jehovah" and "Yahweh" when the text said "LORD;" you know that I know your preference there, and since I agree with it I reverted to form as the lesson unfolded. I also apologize for butchering the names in 2 Cr 34.
However, it occurred to me in writing that lesson and thinking about it after teaching it, that if God is who He is, we have to deal with the wrath of God in our real life as Christians in a way more than affirming it as a theological category.
Is there still something called "the Wrath of God" evident in the world?
What does it have to do with people in general, but especially for those of us who are believers in YHVH and therefore in Jesus?
Do we diminish Grace at all by admitting that there is a wrath of God which ought to be respected and feared?
Can we make any sense at all out of Grace if the wrath of God is not in our vocabulary?
Why ask these questions today?
Discuss as you see fit.