The Deliverer: A Devotional Thought
"...Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come." (1 Thessalonians 1:10, NKJV)
In western society we do not hear much about the wrath of God anymore. Many are afraid to mention God at all. Those who do mention Him will often speak of God's love, but steer clear of any mention of His wrath. Yet God's wrath is a prominent attribute in the Scriptures. God hates sin with a vengeance. He is in the process of destroying it without reservation. That is why Jesus' death on the cross is such a magnificent demonstration of God's love. Jesus took the terrible wrath of God on Himself, the wrath that we deserved. All who turn from their sins and believe in Jesus receive pardon for sin and eternal life, paid for by the blood of Jesus. Jesus, the Son of God, is the only one who could do such a thing. He is our deliverer.