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Psalm 30:5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Psalm 145:8 The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.

When people read these verses about God’s anger, they become sin conscious. They think if we do something wrong, we’ll make God angry. They look at all the negative things in their lives and think God is punishing them because of sin.

Look at where all these scriptures about the Lord’s anger are found. These scriptures are in the old covenant. In the old covenant, God had every right to be angry and punish people because sin filled the earth. In the new covenant, we only read about the Lord’s anger towards the unrighteous (those who haven’t accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior).

We no longer see anything about God’s anger because Jesus paid the price for sin. Jesus took our punishment. The wrath of God, that was meant for mankind, was put on Jesus. We may sin, but that sin was paid for by Jesus. Without Him, the anger of God would still be flowing.

So, ultimately, God’s not angry because of Jesus. Thank God for Jesus.

Romans 5:9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.

1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

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Scriptures of the Day

February 2022
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