SOURCE: Max Lucado
Do not confuse the wrath of God with the wrath of man.
The two have little in common.
We get ticked off because we’ve been overlooked, neglected, or cheated. It’s the anger of man. God does not get angry because He doesn’t get his way. He gets angry because disobedience always results in self-destruction.
What kind of father sits by and watches his child hurt himself?
What kind of God would do the same?
Do we think he giggles at adultery? Or snickers at murder? Does he shake his head and say, “Humans will be humans?” God is rightfully angry. Our sins are an affront to his holiness. Habakkuk 1:13 says, his eyes are “too good to look at evil; he cannot stand to see those who do wrong.”
God is angry at the evil that ruins his children. He cannot be indifferent that his creation is destroyed and his holy will trodden underfoot.
From In the Grip of Grace