Saturday, May 15, 2010

Oh, the Humanity!

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.
Romans 1:18

The Hindenburg was coming in for a landing in New Jersey on May 6, 1937. It was a thrilling sight, a zeppelin three football fields in length, held aloft by 7 million cubic feet of hydrogen. The blimp was luxurious, with a dining salon, lounges, and staterooms. Gigantic Nazi swastikas adorned its fins. Suddenly a flame appeared near the stern, and the blimp exploded in a ball of fire, falling tail first with flames shooting out the nose. In one moment, the wonder was turned to fiery destruction.

Without Christ we're all passengers on the Hindenburg. We may be enjoying ourselves to the fullest, but the next moment is going to bring the fires of God's wrath. That doesn't mean God is mad at us in an immature or juvenile way. The wrath of God refers to His right and necessary response to moral evil.

The good news is that we don't have to experience the judicial wrath of God. The Bible proclaims: "Having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him" (Romans 5:9). We don't have to go down with the Hindenburg.

God does not throw temper tantrums or pitch fits, but His anger against sin is intense.
Tony Evans