5790 anger, divine

5790 anger, divine

The anger of God is directed against all human sin, disobedience, rebellion and wickedness, which threaten to thwart his purposes for his creation and people.

Causes of divine anger

Disobedience Isa 5:24-25 See also Nu 22:22; Jos 7:1; 2Ki 22:13; Ps 78:21-22; Mic 5:15; Zec 7:12; Mk 3:5; Ro 2:5; Eph 5:5-6; Heb 3:7-12

Sinfulness Isa 57:17 See also 1Ki 8:46; 1Ki 11:9; 2Ch 19:2; 2Ch 32:25; Eph 2:1-3; Col 3:5-6

Apostasy and idolatry Nu 25:3 See also Dt 4:25; Dt 9:8; Jos 22:18; Jos 23:16; Jdg 2:19-20; Jdg 10:6-7; 1Ki 14:15; 2Ki 22:17; Ezr 9:14; Jer 7:17-18

The characteristics of God that provoke his anger

He is a holy God Ps 7:11 See also Jos 24:19-20; Jer 10:10

He is a jealous God Dt 6:15 See also 1Ki 14:22; Ps 79:5; Eze 16:38; Na 1:2

He is the universal judge Ps 79:6 See also Ezr 8:22; Isa 34:2; Zep 3:8

He is also compassionate and slow to anger Ps 103:8 See also Ex 34:6; Ne 9:17; Ps 78:38; Ps 86:15; Jnh 4:2; Na 1:3

Consequences of divine anger

Death and destruction Dt 9:8 See also Ex 15:7; Ex 32:10-11; Nu 11:1-2; Job 4:9; Isa 13:5; Jer 32:29

Present judgment La 2:2 See also Nu 32:13; 2Ki 13:3; Isa 51:20; Eze 7:8; Hab 3:12; Mt 21:12-13

Future judgment Isa 13:9 See also Da 8:19; Mt 3:7; Ro 2:5

God’s rejection of his people Jer 7:29 See also Dt 31:17; 2Ki 17:18; 2Ki 23:25-27; Ps 78:59; Ps 89:38; La 2:6-7

Being saved from the anger of God

God’s anger may be temporary Ps 30:5 See also Ps 103:9; Isa 54:8; Isa 57:16; Isa 60:10

God’s anger cannot be averted by human means Zep 1:18 See also Pr 11:4

Humility and repentance are required Zep 2:3 See also Ge 18:30-32; Dt 9:18-19; 2Ch 12:7,12; 2Ch 30:8; Isa 64:9; Joel 2:13

God’s anger is averted on account of his love for believers La 3:22 See also Hos 11:9

God’s anger is averted on account of the work of Jesus Christ Ro 5:9 See also Jn 3:36; 1Th 1:10; 1Th 5:9

See also

1025God, anger of
1030God, compassion
1055God, grace & mercy
1075God, justice of
1125God, righteousness
1310God as judge
2009Christ, anger of
5283cup
6125condemnation, divine
6218provoking God
6712propitiation
8768idolatry

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