THE BAD NEWS IS
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people who suppress the truth by their wickedness,
But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.
But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
While these verses talk about what is in store for those who reject Jesus' salvation, reality is we all deserve God's wrath. We allow a world where children starve to death, Where children live as orphans, Where children are sold into sexual slavery. We allow a world where our tragic, defiled and hopeless inner-self is allowed to rule unchecked as we wage wars both secular and religious. We discriminate and marginalise. We judge and ridicule and mock. To a person we're hypocrites, liars, bigots, cheaters and adulterers. Yet our Creator God has provided a way to not get the eternal destruction that we deserve. Through faith in Jesus the Christ, who is God, there is good news.
THE GOOD NEWS IS
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
We, as Christians do not need to fear that God is angry with us. When we fall away or disobey, He is saddened and longs for us to return to a life of peace which can only come through obedience. His anger is a non-issue for us because He sees us through the ‘lens’ of Jesus. We can relax. We can lean back into His arms and experience the warmth of His enormous love for us. Every single morning we can start the day by putting on the breastplate of God’s approval (righteousness).
For that, we owe Jesus our allegiance, our trust, our obedience.