Saturday, April 23, 2011

Proverbs 19:12 commentary

12 ¶ The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

Obviously, it’s clear that it’s better to have the approval of a monarch than to suffer his abiding anger. With regard to the Monarch of the universe in which we live it is said;

John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

There are many other verses about God’s wrath but I thought this one showed the balance between His wrath and His favor.

You see, Jesus was very clear about who He was and is, in spite of the modernist, unbelieving scholar’s assertions, whether it be the foolishness of The Jesus Seminar or the monstrosity by Albert Schweitzer’s The Quest for the Historical Jesus.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

So, those people who don’t believe what Jesus said about Himself have the wrath of God abiding on them and it is better to enjoy His favor than to experience His wrath.

Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

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