Slow to Anger - God Has A Name, Ep. 5
God’s predisposition is compassion, not anger. When God does get angry, it is precisely because He loves us. The injustice, oppression, and brokenness we see in the world, the devastating damage that sin does to our own lives and to the lives of others; these are the things that make God angry. And that should give us hope. Because it means that things are not going to be the way they are forever. God’s anger shows us He cares about our pain and suffering, enough to do something about it.
Passage: 4 So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone. 5 The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. 6 The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, 7 keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”