Is God ever hostile toward us? Why? - Hostility - TouchPoints

Is God ever hostile toward us? Why?

Psalm 5:5Therefore, the proud will not be allowed to stand in your presence, for you hate all who do evil.

Nahum 1:2The Lord is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and rage. He takes revenge on all who oppose him and continues to rage against his enemies!

Ephesians 2:3All of us used to live that way, following the passions and desires of our evil nature. We were born with an evil nature, and we were under God’s anger just like everyone else.

Ephesians 5:6Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the terrible anger of God comes upon all those who disobey him.

Romans 1:18But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who push the truth away from themselves.

Romans 2:8But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and practice evil deeds.

Psalm 103:8The Lord is merciful and gracious; he is slow to get angry and full of unfailing love.

John 3:16For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:36And all who believe in God’s Son have eternal life. Those who don’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life, but the wrath of God remains upon them.

Romans 3:25For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God’s anger against us. We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us. God was being entirely fair and just when he did not punish those who sinned in former times.

1 Thessalonians 5:9For God decided to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us.

Acts 10:36This is the message of Good News for the people of Israel—that there is peace with God through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.

Romans 5:1Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

Colossians 1:20and by him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of his blood on the cross.

Romans 5:8But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

Proverbs 11:23The godly can look forward to a reward, while the wicked can expect only judgment.

God loves humanity but hates our sin. He is hostile toward the sin in us, and his righteousness requires him to destroy it. But even while we were corrupted in sin, God loved us enough to send Jesus to pay sin’s price. God is also hostile toward our enemy, Satan, who is constantly at work trying to get us to sin.