The Psalmist raises a very pertinent question in verse one. Why does your anger burn against the sheep of your pasture? There are some who are getting very upset about the teaching of the wrath of God. After all God is love, 1 John 4:8. But do not parents get angry when their children deliberately disobey their sometimes oftenly repeated instruction. How much more will the thrice Holy God be angry against people who constantly break His laws and deny His being and forget His instructions 1 Peter 4:17.
Judgement begins in the household of God, the church, but it is not confined there. Israel the nation lost its land because they forgot their God. This God of Israel is also the same God who put the great into Great Britain and first the churches public face, and then the nation have turned away from following God our saviour. What the end will be for us is unclear, church and nation. There are always exceptions to the general situation. True today and in Israel but the exceptions did not stop God’s judgement.
Written by G. Stoves Oct 19, 2017