Rend the Heavens and Come Down!
- “A God who truly loves someone must hate what seeks to destroy them.” What are some examples of this kind of righteous anger in your life?
- How can we explain how our God is both loving (Isa 63:7) and wrathful (Isa 63:3)?
- There is a tendency in some churches to focus God’s judgement only on the unbelieving world. How does Isa 64:5-7 condemn this way of thinking? [It may be profitable to read GK Chesterton’s newspaper response here:
“When a newspaper posed the question, ‘What’s Wrong with the World?’ G. K. Chesterton reputedly wrote a brief letter in response: ‘Dear Sirs: I am. Sincerely Yours, G. K. Chesterton.’]
- Do you have a tendency to exempt yourself from judgement over your small and respectable sins while condemning others for theirs?
- How does Jesus, who rent the Heavens and came down, effect the way we view God’s judgement?