In overflowing anger for a moment “I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD, your Redeemer. Isaiah 54.8
There are numerous passages in Scripture that speak clearly of God’s anger. Not only against the heathen but it also burns against His own people when they disobey, rebel and sin against Him. God is holy and he “judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day” according to Psalms 7:11
It is right and theologically correct to know God as a God of love, compassion and mercy. It also correct to know Him as being perfectly holy in His hatred and anger against sin.
Such was His anger against our sin that he poured out His righteous wrath on His beloved Son, Jesus, instead of on us - this shows His perfect mercy. His anger and hatred towards sin demands a response from us.
How do we respond to sin so rampant and infectious in our society, in our churches, in our families and in our own lives? Do we hate it, do we have a righteous indignation toward sin? I will leave what John Stott once shared with you to consider.
“…..there is a great need in the contemporary world for more Christian anger. We human beings compromise with sin in a way in which God never does. In the face of blatant evil we should be indignant not tolerant, angry, not apathetic. If God hates sin, His people should hate sin too. If evil arouses His anger, it should arouse ours too. What other reaction can wickedness be expected to provoke in those who love God?