pondering wrath…

..my mind has been wandering and pondering about the wrath of God, these are just some thoughts. One often hears about God’s wrath, the Calvinists seem to really dwell on it. Well, of course God is not to be trifled with, he is indeed an Awsome God. The Bible speaks about God’s wrath.

An oracle concerning Nin’eveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh. The LORD is a jealous God and avenging, the LORD is avenging and wrathful; the LORD takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger and of great might, and the LORD will by no means clear the guilty….Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the heat of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken asunder by him.

Wrath is also one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Seems there is some sort of paradox here, which I will ponder.

Seems to me that a person who is wrathful, would not be able to hurt the object of his wrath enough. This seems to me to be the essence of wrath: it is insatiable, cannot be satisfied ! The one who is wrathful will be in a state of perpetual dissatisfaction, in effect he is custom building his very own hell. Seems to me, that God will not permit himself to be in a state of perpetual dissatisfaction. God is perfect, and to be in a state perpetual disatisfaction would not be perfect. Seems to me that He must find a way out of that dilema. Perhaps he absorbed and disipated his own wrath into himself. God accomplished our salvation through his Incarnation, death, and ressurection. Perhaps one aspect of this Atonement is that God directed his own wrath into himself when Jesus died on the cross. He absorbed it and it was disipated. I’m not sure if my thinking is correct here or not, I will read and ponder this.