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“And one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever” (Revelation 15:7).

Judgement is built into what happens.  It is not that God is looking at others with wrath. But He has made it so that recompense has been prepared ahead of time.  Either Christ will take your iniquities upon Himself, or else you will be condemned for your unforgiven sins.  For those in grace, the wrath of God brings about repentance.  For the eternally rebellious, God’s wrath is answered with their vitriol and hatred.

Lord, I do pay a price for my sins.  You have given me grace so that eternal death will not be mine, but I still pay a price in this world.  Lead me to learn how not to sin.  You have given promises that You will make me perfect as You are perfect.  In that hope, I know there is still much work to be done.  I would rather do these things willingly rather than face Your wrath.

Lord Jesus, You have taken upon Yourself my sins so that the sting of death would be removed.  I still have much that needs to be done in this life of faith You have given me.  Guide me in the way You know I need to go and help me to do so willingly in order to be conformed to Your image.  Keep me from the recompense of sin by teaching me how to resist sin, the devil, and death by living a life that is righteous in Your sight.  Amen.