The wrath of God is deserved for all mankind. Collectively, and individually, humanity has trespassed against the Lord’s holy character and commands. One day, when this earthly life is over, we will be judged for our disobedience and found to have fallen short of complete righteousness. But this reality is not without hope because of what Jesus did. Christ, in utter humility and compassion, absorbed the full weight of divine righteous indignation. The penalty of sin had a price to be paid, and Christ paid it in full. The mass destruction in the time of Noah was reversed and replaced by mass redemption. What a turn of events! What an act of love!
Isaiah 54:9 “To me this is like the days of Noah when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again.” (NIV)
Kevin Orr (7/26/2019)