Daily message – 17 Jan 2020

I admit that, while my reading of Scripture grants me intellectual assent to the necessity and rightness of God’s wrath against sin, my emotional response is more that of a child not grown to maturity, still fighting for a clear perspective. While I can identify with the desire to edit God’s wrath from the Bible, or to contain it to the Old Testament, to do so would compromise his holiness and my posture before it. There is no way to reach genuine repentance without striving to grasp the justice of God’s wrath. As long as I view his wrath as excessive or cruel, I labour under a limited understanding of the danger and depravity of sin. And I labour under a limited understanding of Calvary.

Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”