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The Wrath of God

Addressing any doubts about the importance to humanity of a righteousness from God, revealed in the gospel (1:17), Romans 1:18-32 sees Paul begin to explain humanity’s problem.

Righteousness from God is revealed because God is angry at man’s unrighteousness.

And God’s anger at idolatry is not only right; his anger is also visible. The evil we see in the world is proof that God is angry at idolatry, and has ‘given them up’ to live a life characterised by all manner of unrighteousness.

God is rightly and visibly angry, but the gospel is the power of God for salvation. What a motivation to throw ourselves into Paul’s mission!

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