You WouldnŐt Like Him When HeŐs Angry
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. God is merciful and slow to anger (Psalms 103:8).
1. However, He is no pushover (Nahum 1:2-3).
2. He is the God of love (I John 4:8; 16), but He is also very fierce (Zephaniah 3:8).
B. There are those who do not fear God (Romans 3:11-18).
1. This is foolish, for God tells us to fear Him (Psalms 89:7 and Hebrews 12:28-29).
2. There are those who foolishly fear man (Psalms 118:6), but that is not our greatest fear (Luke 12:4-5).
a. I am not saying we should ignore that man is dangerous (Matthew 10:16-17).
b. We must even avoid being harmed (Acts 14:5-7).
II. Body: When You Really Think About God, WhatŐs Not To Fear About Him (Psalms 76:7, Jeremiah 5:21-24, and Hebrews 10:26-31)?
A. GodŐs is angry with the wicked every day (Psalms 7:11). Consider some of the things that specifically cause God to be angryÉ
1. Fornication, uncleanness, lusts, evil desires, idolatrous coveting, etc. (Colossians 3:5-6).
2. Hardened hearts (Mark 3:1-6 and Romans 2:5).
3. Afflicting the defenseless (Exodus 22:22-24).
4. Not wholly following Him (Numbers 32:10-11; cf. I Timothy 4:15).
5. Vanity (Deuteronomy 32:21-22).
6. Idolatry (Judges 2:12).
7. Not listening to His word (II Kings 22:13 and II Chronicles 36:16).
8. Ungodliness and suppression of the truth (Romans 1:18).
9. Not obeying the truth (Romans 2:8; cf. II Thessalonians 1:7-9).
10. Those who afflict Christians (Romans 12:19).
B. Who can stand before GodŐs anger (Nahum 1:6)?
1. He has gotten destructive (Numbers 25:1-9, I Samuel 5:6, and Jude 5) and will get destructive (II Thessalonians 1:8-9).
2. He kills (II Samuel 6:6-7 and I Chronicles 21:9-17).
3. Sometimes His anger is not easily subsided (Isaiah 5:25).
C. While His anger is not easily subsided, it can be (Psalms 85:3).
1. We should always be doing what is pleasing to God (Colossians 1:10).
2. IF you err, which is not want God wants (James 1:16), you can subside His wrath by correcting your ways (Jonah 3:10).
3. Sometimes someone else needs to step up to help others from being destroyed by God (Deuteronomy 9:18-27, James 5:16, and I Thessalonians 5:9).
III. Conclusion: My motivation in this lesson is the same as PaulŐs (II Corinthians 5:11). Therefore, be clean in the fear of God (II Corinthians 7:1).
© 2013 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager