Does God get angry? God is a God of love and peace. Could God ever get mad?
A preacher in the 1700s preached a famous sermon called Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. In the message Jonathan Edwards helped to influence the Great Awakening in America. These spoken words caused many people to change their minds about God and choose to do things His way. The sermon made people recognize the power of God, the authority of God, and understand truly He was right to be angry.
Mark 3:5 tells what makes God angry. It is the “hardness” of the hearts of men. It is the unwillingness to listen to Him, to change, and to do things His way.
How do you feel when you have something beneficial for someone and they turn their nose up, go in the opposite direction, or call you a liar about wanting to do something good for them?
Think about how God must feel. He is good and can do nothing but good. Men in all the ages have hardened their heart toward God. Mankind has chosen to continue in the wickedness of their own hearts, unmoved by the love of God, teaching of God, and redemption of God. This heart of stone makes God angry.
God wants to give us a heart of flesh. He wants to take out our heart of stone and replace it with a heart that He writes His laws and commandments on. (Ezekiel 36:26)
Today be soft toward God, ready to hear His word, and do what He says. Don’t be a sinner in the hands of an angry God.