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In all that He does, God reveals aspects of His holy character. So it is with His wrath. Perhaps no other attribute says more to us about His holiness and justice. Therefore, the wrath of God is cause for rejoicing among God’s people, a gift from God to the people of God.

Arthur W. Pink

The wrath of God is as much a divine perfection as is His faithfulness, power, or mercy. It must be so, for there is no blemish whatever, not the slightest defect in the character of God. Yet there would be if “wrath” were absent from Him! Indifference to sin is a moral blemish, and he who does not hate it is a moral leper.

John Piper

God warns with His wrath and He woos with His kindness. He speaks both languages: severity and tenderness.

Daniel Cawdray

As water is deepest where it is the stillest, so where God is most silent in threatening and patient in sparing, there He is most inflamed with anger and purpose of revenge; and, therefore, the fewer the judgments be that are poured forth upon the wicked in this life, the more are reserved in store for them in the life to come.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

We can never truly understand why it is that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, had to come into this world unless we understand this doctrine of the wrath of God and the judgment of God.

Arthur W. Pink

Our readiness or our reluctance to meditate upon the wrath of God becomes a sure test of how our hearts really are affected toward Him. If we do not truly rejoice in God, for what He is in Himself, and that because of all the perfections which are eternally resident in Him, then how dwelleth the love of God in us?

Jonathan Edwards

The wrath of God is like great waters that are dammed for the present: they increase more and more and rise higher and higher till an outlet is given. And the longer the stream is stopped, the more rapid and mighty is its course when once it is let loose.… Nothing but the mere pleasure of God … holds the waters back.

God’s Wrath, Our Sinfulness

All are Guilty

Keep Reading Righteous Wrath: The Wrath of God

From the February 2002 Issue
Feb 2002 Issue