5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a]
Make no mistake, God does not grade on the curve. We all deserve to be punished for how we behave. While that was obvious to the Jewish nation, it was not so obvious to the rest of the world. Paul was trying to explain some of the basic truths about God to a world that barely knew who God was. The concepts of good and evil were relative and everyone could both justify their own behavior and judge the behaviors of others.
In 2016, little has changed. Most people have a very skewed concept of good and evil. That concept is further warped by the media, political correctness, generations of independence from God . In addition, this nation has a judicial system that would rather tolerate crime than punish it. The Courts refuse even to call those who commit crimes, criminals.
God is not politically correct. He will hold each of us accountable for our actions. He will reward the selfless and punish the wicked. As we will see in the days ahead, God realized we were unable to be “Good”. God cannot tolerate sin, but he can and has made a provision for it. It is his Grace and provision that brings hope to the hopeless and life for those who seek him.
Thanks, Lord for your provision.
God Bless You
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?