All the sudden on a Sunday afternoon I was encouraged by God to begin a new spiritual chapter of my life. I began spiritual journaling a step higher than before. I was reading through Romans in the NIV version of the bible and came across a very impacting area of scripture. This scripture was Romans 2:1-10. I just started writing things down and along the way I wrote down these verses:
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment, whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because those who pass judgement do the same thing. Now we know that God’s judgement against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere man, pass judgement on them, and yet do the same thing, do you think you will escape God’s judgement. Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you towards repentance. But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgement will be revealed. God “will give to each person according to hat he has done.”
My thoughts on this passage: My analogy is going to be that wrath=power and power=fire. Jesus’ power: He can control his fire. He will show his fire at the time that is right and for the right reason.
Our power: Uncontrollable and not having the knowledge about when to stop “firing.” We will use our fire at any possible time to make something (sound or be) inferior, and we hurt each other.
In my next post, I will share about people or things that use power (fire) wrong and people or things that use power (fire) correctly (or as God intended).