10 … that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1).
Over 240 years ago Paul Revere made his famous ride to warn everyone that the British were coming. Indeed, the full wrath of the British empire was bearing down on the American colonies, and they needed to be prepared for a fight. Long before and until this very moment, an infinitely greater wrath has been poised and ready to fall upon all mankind who remain in rebellion against the King of kings and Lord of lords.
The irony is, the same One who will ride on a white horse to release His fury against sin and unbelief (Revelation 6:2), has already come in peace, riding on a donkey to deliver Himself up for our sins on the cross. The truth is this: “He who rescues us from the wrath to come” is the same One who has already borne it and who will also one day wield it.
Lord, thank You for rescuing us from Your wrath! Help us This Day to be Your gospel messengers to those yet needing to be rescued. Amen.