Thursday, March 5, 2015

What Makes God Angry: Not Believing Him

"21Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;
"22Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:" (Psalm 78: 21-22)
What makes God angry?
For many people, they will respond: "Sin!"
Yes, but what sin is it today, under the New Covenant which makes God angry?
We read in Isaiah, how under this New Covenant:
"8In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
9For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee." (Isaiah 54: 8-9)
Because of Jesus, and that in Him all our sins have been forgiven (Colossians 2: 13-15)
We are left with Jesus' new command:
"Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." (John 6: 29)
"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." (John 13: 34)
John reminds us of the New Commandments in his First Epistle:
"And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. (1 John 3: 23)
So, if God commands us to believe on Him, then not believing Him will upset Him:
"And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm." (Matthew 8: 26)
"And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" (Matthew 14: 31)
"And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." (Matthew 17: 20)
Today, we do not even live by our faith, but rather Jesus' faith! (Galatians 2: 20-21)
We are without excuse today not to believe Him. Keeping in mind that there is no condemnation (Romans 8: 1) and at times we will resort to our works or our fears, let us today stop not believing God our Daddy. Let us believe on His Salvation: Jesus!

No comments:

Post a Comment