September 29, 2010

Wednesday

Revelation 16:1-12

This is the final Judgment and conflict between God’s just and holy wrath and those who are marked by the authority of the Devil’s beast. The seven bowls of judgment are poured out and in this, God’s restraint can be seen here. The people who are being punished are not totally overwhelmed by God. They are even permitted to curse God. Why does God not destroy the freedom of these human beings He has created in His own image? Why are they still allowed to think, wonder and decide?

Click on this link for an introduction to the book of Revelation.