The Wrath of Man Shall Praise Thee
Though we often feel outrage at the evil in this world, God is Judge of all. He must be outraged above all, because all sin is against Him (Ps. 51:4; 1 John 3:4). He has all power. He rules over all. He has infinite wisdom. He can do no wrong. In His wisdom and in His sovereign, eternal will, He uses even the evil and anger of self-seeking men to accomplish His good will. “Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain” (Ps. 76:10). “As for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive” (Gen. 50:20). This is our great comfort and hope. Our great God and Savior has ordained all that comes to pass for the good of His people (Rom. 8:28; Acts 2:23; 4:27-28). If our Savior did not use man’s wickedness and wrath to praise Him, then man’s wickedness would escape God’s purpose to glorify Himself in creation, in the salvation of His people, and in all events of time, to order all things for our good and to His glory (Ps. 21:5; Eph. 2:7).
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Pastor Rick Warta