SEPTEMBER 15, Ephesians 2:3
‘Wrath’ means great anger or rage. We get angry when someone hurts or irritates us. Some of us may have a bad temper and can be easily angered. If not controlled, we may burst out angrily. Little children also throw tantrums. But Paul was not talking about human anger; Paul was talking about divine anger of the highest level.
Because of sin, God is very angry with man. Especially after man rejected the way that God has given him – salvation through a personal belief in Jesus Christ. So people who are not Christians are children of wrath. They may also be called children of disobedience. When you see the word “children”, it does not mean these are kids. What it does mean is that these people are disobedient and therefore come under the wrath of God. These are rebels who reject Jesus as the Savior. Because of their sin God is never for them and always against them. They don’t have God as their friend. God is their enemy.
Is God’s wrath over you? Can you fight God? Repent of your sin and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ! Child, do not underestimate the wrath of God against sin.The world was once so full of sin that God had to completely destroy it. Remember the days of _ _ _ _ (OAHN). What happened then? During those days, the deeds and thoughts of the people were so atrocious and monstrous making God angry and so he had to wipe out the entire earth which he had created using a flood.
Child, how you should tremble as you look back to the days of Noah? Our lives are in God’s hands. How you should tremble if you are still disobedient and unresponsive? At any moment God could stop our breath and send us to everlasting punishment. But he does not! This is the time for repentance. This is the time to make sure you are NOT a child of wrath of God!
God is patient, waiting for you to turn to him. Turn away from your sin and turn to him lest he pours his wrath on you.
Thought: Is God angry with me?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, make me a child of obedience. Help me be sure that I am no longer a child of disobedience and wrath, because I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour. Forgive me of my sins. Wash my sins by the blood of Jesus and make me your child. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.