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Why is God so mad?


“But I have been the Lord your God
    ever since you came out of Egypt.
You shall acknowledge no God but me,
    no Savior except me.
I cared for you in the wilderness,
    in the land of burning heat.
When I fed them, they were satisfied;
    when they were satisfied, they became proud;
    then they forgot me.
So I will be like a lion to them,
    like a leopard I will lurk by the path.
Like a bear robbed of her cubs,
    I will attack them and rip them open;
like a lion I will devour them—
    a wild animal will tear them apart. Hosea 13:4-8
            God is mad at us for our sinful choices especially in light of all that he’s done for us, sacrificed for us, given to us.  Wouldn’t we be mad at a child or spouse who rejected our love?
            Don’t mistake God’s anger for complete and total rejection.  He’s mad at us but is still willing to receive us into his family if we repent and surrender.  All we have to do is ask for mercy and he will show it.
            God’s anger is a direct result of his love for us.  Call it a healthy jealousy, yes, but if he didn’t care then he would be apathetic and that emotion would be worse for us.