God demonstrates His wrath on the disobedient. Ephesians 5:3-7 states, “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person–such a man is an idolater–has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.”

God is not out to get people. God sent Jesus to spare us from the fullness of His wrath. John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”           2 Peter 3:9 states, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

Yes, God is a God of wrath but God’s love wants all to escape that punishment. Romans 5:8-9 states, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!”

God loves all of His people. God’s love sent Jesus to die on the cross. However, if we are disobedient to God’s Word, we will suffer His wrath.

Even though we love our own children, when they deliberately defy our instructions, they suffer the consequences. If we defy God, we too will suffer the consequences.