Hyde on the Wrath of God

“Because the spirit of our age is tolerance, we do not meditate on the wrath of God much these days. Our inherent idolatry latches onto this spirit and causes us to want a tame God we can keep on a leash. We want the kind of God who fits on a dashboard, on a bumper sticker, and on a t-shirt. We want a God who is like a toy we can take off the shelf every Sunday and use for our good, only to put Him back on the shelf Monday through Saturday. We want a God who is not present with us at the office as we join in the crowd’s corrupt talk. We want a God who is not with us as we bicker, gossip, and complain with other parents as our kids play at the park. We want a nice God who never confronts our laziness, who never upsets the status quo in our lives, who never tells us that what we are doing is sin. No, it’s not God we want by nature, but our desires; it’s not God we want to serve, but ourselves.”

Daniel Hyde in God in Our Midst

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