“I will soon pour out my wrath upon you, and spend my anger against you.” Ezekiel 7:8
Here we come to the greatest thing you can know about the wrath of God—the Bible speaks about it being poured out at the cross. And when it was poured out, it was spent. That means it was exhausted. It was finished. It was gone.
This takes us to the heart of what happened at the cross. The divine wrath toward sin was poured out on Jesus. He became the propitiation for our sins (Rom. 3:25). This means that the payment for our sins was poured out on Jesus.
Don’t ever get the idea that God loves you because Christ died for you. No. Christ died for you because God loved you. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). He loved you and gave His Son for you, even when you were the object of His wrath.
God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ (2 Cor. 5:19). God so loved the objects of His wrath that, in Christ, He bore it in Himself. God spent the wrath on Himself at the cross. The outpouring of God’s wrath was the greatest act of love this world has ever seen or ever will see. It is the pouring out of the wrath that leads to peace.
What does the pouring out of God’s wrath at the cross tell us about sin?