However, when Asaph considered the end of the wicked, his perspective shifted. He knew that the wrath of God would soon fall upon the wicked. He knew that justice would be done and that righteousness would carry the day.
Truly you set them in slippery places; you make them fall to ruin. How they are destroyed in a moment, swept away utterly by terrors! (Psalm 73:18-19)
The wrath of God is a beautiful thing because it means that justice will be fully executed. Eventually, either in this life or the next, the wrath of God will be poured out on every form of injustice and wickedness and ungodliness. No sin will be left unpunished, no wicked deed ignored.
There is, indeed, justice for the oppressed and abused and downtrodden.
If you have been grievously sinned against, the wrath of God should be a great comfort to you. Hear these sweet words: God is just and vengeance belongs to him.
Even if you don’t receive justice in this life, the wrath of God ensures that you will receive justice.
The wrath of God is a sweet, beautiful thing because it means that no sin will go unpunished and justice will be fully served.
2. The Wrath of God Means Satan Will Be Destroyed
Satan is the great enemy of God, standing in defiant opposition to all that is good in the world. In the Garden of Eden, he tempted Eve in an effort to ruin everything good that God created.
Now he prowls about the earth, inciting men and women to do all forms of horrendous evil. Satan delights in wickedness and does everything in his power to spread wickedness throughout the earth.
He also seeks to ruin Christians, tempting us to plunge into sin and abandon the God who loves us so deeply.
But because God is wrath, a day is coming when Satan will be destroyed. Satan will not always wreak havoc upon God’s good creation. The time is coming when Jesus will crush Satan, ending his rule and reign.
In Revelation 20:10, we read that Satan will be cast into a lake of fire and sulfur, which will be the end of him.
…and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.