Sunday, May 7, 2017
May 7, Isaiah 54 Love will overcome anger
God paints us a picture of His people, the nation of Israel and the church as His bride. The text says that The God of the whole earth is your husband, just think about that, wow. It also says that in anger for a moment He deserted His bride, but with love and compassion restored that relationship. That's how marriages should work. Our spouses, regardless of sex, will at times anger us to the point where we just need to get away from them. But love should bring us back and overcome that anger. God became angry with Israel because they worshiped false gods and attributed His works to lifeless idols. We tend to get angry at more mundane things, and they usually don't amount to much. Count to 10 or 20 or 100, whatever it takes, then go talk about the problem and let love overcome the anger.