Series: The Gospel of God
Title: “The Judgment of God” – Part Three
“But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.” Romans 2:5
The wrath of God is revealed in the present tense by God giving us over to the sinful desires we have embraced. Without intervention from God, this always has its ultimate consequence. Like a runaway train that gains momentum, our sin will eventually derail and destroy us. But this is not the end of the matter. There is a second part. This week, Charles Price talks about the Day of Judgment, which has yet to come for unbelievers and believers alike. This is when our darkest secrets are going to be brought to light.
We cannot be blasé, cynical or casual about the judgment of God. It is not a question of fitting it neatly into a little doctrinal box and forgetting about it. Judgment is both necessary and logical. It is part of the dignity of human beings that we are accountable. We cannot have a responsible society without laws; we cannot have laws without judgment and we cannot have judgment without punishment. It is part of the dignity of being human that we are ultimately accountable to God. This gives us incredible dignity.
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