For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; ~ Romans 1:18
As I was studying for this week’s Bible study on Romans 1:18, I found a definition of wrath that I hope will forever change your thinking when you read the word wrath in the Bible
Wrath is “orge” in Greek meaning passion. But it’s the root of this word that I really like… it is “orego” which means stretching oneself out in order to touch or grasp something.
It is a beautiful picture of Jesus stretching Himself out (on the Cross) in order to grasp us.
It also means to yearn after, to desire, to stretch toward (to pull towards)
The Father in His love for us, desired us and stretched toward us (through Jesus), pulling us to Himself. (1 Cor 5:19 -reconciling us to Himself)
That’s the wrath of God in the New Covenant.
God did not forget His righteous judgments….. He simply judged all humanity in Jesus righteous.
God’s judgments were all satisfied in the passion….in the “wrath” of Jesus Christ….as He stretched Himself out on the Cross drawing ALL men to Himself and as the Father was personally present in Christ on the cross reconciling the world to Himself.