An exposition of Jeremiah 19:1-15. This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday evening, April 20, 2008.
When you think of God, what attributes immediately jump out at you? As you seek to make him known, how do you describe him? Where does the subject of God’s wrath fit into such a description? If we are going to be faithful to Scripture, we must share the sobering truth about the judgment and wrath of God. Let’s go to the garbage dump and listen to the message from Jeremiah found in chapter 19.
1. God’s wrath is just and right, because:
a. The people of God have forsaken him.
b. They are worshiping false gods.
c. In the process of worshiping false gods they have murdered their own children.
d. These three charges leveled at Judah can apply equally to America today.
2. God’s wrath is glorious. To put it another way, God’s wrath brings him glory because it displays his justice, righteousness and holiness.
3. God’s wrath is fearsome.
There is a way to flee from the wrath of God. That way is found in the person of the Lord Jesus, who died upon the cross for the sins of many, for anyone who will flee to him.