Chapter-a-Day Revelation 15

Out_of_great_tribulationI saw another Sign in Heaven, huge and breathtaking: seven Angels with seven disasters. These are the final disasters, the wrap-up of God’s wrath. Revelation 15:1 (TM)

My father is a very loving man. Looking back now, as an adult, I appreciate the fact that my father constantly told me he loved me. I appreciate that he wasn’t afraid to hug and kiss his kids and tell them he was proud of them. I appreciate that he was always present at our activities and supportive of everything we did. But, a loving father also has his boiling point. When dad’s wrath emerged, you didn’t want to be at the center of it. My daughters would likely tell you the same thing about their dad.

People often argue why a loving God would allow all the injustice in the world. The Bible gives a pretty clear answer. A loving Father, God has given mankind stewardship over ourselves and the Earth we inhabit. He has allowed us the opportunity to manage our own lives, even though we fail with painful results. We clearly prove, individually and corporately, that we are unmanageable and hopelessly flawed. So, God sent His Son to graciously save us from ourselves. But, a loving Father also has his boiling point.

God’s wrath will come one day. He promises to boil over in seven bowls full of wrath on the Earth, pouring out his anger for all of the world’s sin, corruption, and injustice.

When our Heavenly Father’s wrath emerges, I don’t want to be at the center of it.

Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickr and nicasaurusrex.

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Revelation 15”

  1. I’m with you, Tom. I hope I’m long gone. These tough times make one wonder….
    Who can fail to fear you, God,
    give glory to your Name?
    Because you and you only are holy,
    all nations will come and worship you,
    because they see your judgments are right.
    It WILL happen that someday all nations will worship God. I wish that could happen of our own human choice rather than the end of time. I feel like I am part of a minority in this country with the world-view that I hold. I am unsure what I am called to do to change it.

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