This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you:
God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. -1 John 1:5 NLT

I do not see a revelation of a wrathful God in Jesus. He certainly had the power to do harm to those who opposed him but never laid a divine finger on anyone. Even so, because of their preconceived idea of who God is, many expected a wrathful Messiah to come and overthrow Rome. These missed God because of their belief about who God is.

The good news of the gospel is that God is not filled with a dark wrath towards us but with a bright love. He is not like the earthly father who requires us to perform for his acceptance. He is not a dark God to be feared when we make mistakes. He is the light filled one who says to come unto Me when you are weary and depressed and I will give you rest.

Thank you Father for the image of you that we see in your Son.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on words in the bible.

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