There are obviously some people who get their vision of God from somewhere other than my source. I’m not saying there is no such thing as the wrath of God, there certainly is, but his wrath is not at his core. At his core, God is happy.
God is sovereign.
“Our God is in the heavens;
he does all that he pleases.”
Nothing can thwart God’s plans. What he does is “for his good pleasure.”1 That is, it is what makes him happy.
When thinking about God “before the beginning,” this thought is particularly important. Before the beginning, there was nothing but God, no heavens, no angels, no demons, no people, nothing…just God. Under those circumstances, upon what would God unleash his wrath? When all that exists is a perfect God, there is no use for wrath, there is nothing to judge and find wanting.
What that must have been like. As the Psalmist says, “Selah”, think about that.
- Philippans 2:13