Psalm 145:20

The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
Psalm 145:20

How does God relate to His people? What about those who aren’t (His people)? The Psalmist highlights the radically different way God views those who ultimately reject His goodness.

Though our modern minds might baulk at the justice of God, it’s an important reminder of reality. God is both Father and Judge. God’s face is turned toward His people in Fatherly love. But toward the wicked and rebellious, His face is turned away from them in anger.

For all our internal struggles as to how we should feel about this. It’s a reminder of reality. Jonathan Edwards captures it well - "He, whose heart is fixed, trusting in Christ, need not be afraid." 

But though we must not be afraid for ourselves. Let this be fear for others. Many, whom we love, are dangling at the edge of the precipice. God’s face is turned away from them and they are slowly falling into the abyss. Who will save them? Who will warn them?

I hope that we would.

  • Praise God that He has turned His face towards us in Christ.
  • Give thanks for Jesus who rescues people from the wrath of God.
  • Ask God for His Holy Spirit to help you and others warn unbelievers of their situation.
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