From creation to today, no other group’s enjoyed
as much of God’s grace, mercy, or love as this final group.
Though in this final stage, God’s judged and chastised,
doing His work with majesty and wrath,
God mostly uses words to accomplish this work,
to teach and water, to provide and feed.
Meanwhile, God’s wrath
has always been kept hidden.
Apart from God’s words of wrath,
few have seen His anger in person.
During God’s judgment and chastisement,
His wrath allows man to see
His majesty and intolerance of offense,
but it does not go beyond His words.
God’s words rebuke and expose man,
judge and chastise them,
even condemning them, but God is yet
to truly be angry with man.
God’s barely unleashed His wrath on man
except with His words.
God’s mercy, lovingkindness
that man knows in this age
are true revelations of God’s disposition,
while God’s wrath is perceived from
the tone and feel of His words.
Many wrongly believe they’re truly
experiencing and knowing God’s wrath.
Most believe they’ve seen
God’s mercy and love in His words,
His intolerance of offense, and even
known God’s mercy toward man.
But no matter how badly man behaves,
or how corrupt they are,
God has always endured.
By enduring, God’s aim
is to wait for the words He’s spoken,
the efforts He has made, and the price He has paid
to achieve an effect in those whom God wishes to gain.
Adapted from The Word, Vol. 2. On Knowing God. God’s Work, God’s Disposition, and God Himself II