Devotion for Friday after Ash Wednesday

He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality.

~ Romans 2:6-11

Wrath and fury for those who don’t obey the truth, tribulation and distress for all who do evil. Many people today believe God is love—and He is!—but they think that means He is tolerant of everything. “My God wouldn’t send anyone to hell,” they say. But that’s not what God’s Word says. The Bible says sin will be punished severely. What sad news that is, until we learn the rest of the story.

Lord, You are a just God and You must punish sin. You cannot tolerate evil. Those who say “their” God wouldn’t send anyone to hell don’t know You, the one true God. Loving You are, but You are just as well. You show no partiality, which means that all sin must be punished. Open the eyes of all who believe their sin will be tolerated and accepted, those who put their feelings about how You should act above Your own Words. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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