Daily Devotions


Day 66

"The wrath of God..."

Text: Colossians 3:6


The idea of God’s wrath is not a doctrine that many are comfortable with. Some even object strongly against the suggestion of God’s wrath. Some find it almost incompatible with the idea of God being good and loving. Nevertheless Paul had to address the idea of God’s wrath.

“Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon
the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked
when you lived in them.”

Colossians 3:6-7

1. “The wrath of God”

a) This is a valid doctrine.
b) The wrath of God is part and parcel of the Being of God.
c) It reflects the following:-
i) His righteousness
ii) His justice
iii) His holiness
d) Paul wrote about the wrath of God more extensively in Romans 1.

2. “The sons of disobedience”

a) This is a reference to people who are caught up in sinful activities.
b) They reject the ways of God.
c) They choose to live in disobedience.
d) They defy God and His wrath.
e) They reject God.
f) These would invite the visitation of God’s wrath on them.

3. “In which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them”

a) We are given a brief glimpse of the background of the Colossians.
b) They lived in sin once upon a time.
c) Since coming to faith in Christ their lives were changed.
d) They must now determine that they would no longer walk in sin.
e) They have been gloriously redeemed.
f) Their lifestyle must reflect the new life that God had given to them in Christ.