How does God deal with this sinful world of ours? Is God’s wrath over the top? If sinners experience God’s love is it fair to say sin draws the best out of God and therefore it is okay to sin?
Strange questions maybe but ones that have been asked and still do.
What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? 4 Not at all! Let God be true, and every human being a liar. As it is written: “So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.” 5 But if our unrighteousness brings out God’s righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.) 6 Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world? 7 Someone might argue, “If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?” 8 Why not say—as some slanderously claim that we say—“Let us do evil that good may result”? Their condemnation is just! (Romans 3 v 3-8)
With his attention on the Jews who had the covenant and their responsibility to the Law of Moses Paul says things that are true and a blessing to all. I hold onto 3 things this morning (because I’m a preacher who thinks in 3’s!)
- God will not fail to fulfil His responsibilities even if mankind (Jews) fail to fulfil theirs.
- God is always true, right and faithful even in His punishment/judgment. For example, King David knew that God’s punishment of him over the sin with Bathsheba was right (that is on Paul’s mind as he quotes David’s Psalm 51 written after the judgment)
- God making all things right (the Jews failure to the covenant leading to the righteousness of Christ) doesn’t mean it wasn’t wrong and deserving judgment. Sin is never right.
It applies to the Jews. But it also applies to me.
God doesn’t get it wrong in His dealings with me: He will never fail me; He is always faithful even in His discipline of me; He makes all things good which only means they were bad to begin with. Thank you Jesus!
Thank you for reading this would you please help me raise money for an old Bible College friend, I was her Pastor for several years, Ukrainian Svetlana Souzko, currently in Romania with her son having left her family behind in Kyiv.