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He Who Has Ears

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We don’t talk much about the wrath of God – it must be politically incorrect or something. Perhaps it is because we tend to see the wrath of God in opposition to the love of God, and so, feeling forced to choose, we opt to focus on God’s love. But in fact the two are not opposites, they need each other. God cannot be completely loving if He does not hate the things that rob us of knowing full lives; similarly he cannot be wrathful if He didn’t care about us because if He didn’t care, He would be ambivalent. “only the person who understands something of the greatness of his wrath will be mastered by the greatness of his mercy. The converse is also true: only the person who has experienced the greatness of God’s mercy can understand something of how great his wrath must be.

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