A painful feeling4 January 2020
The wrath of God is a painful feeling for those who are being educated by Him. It hurts when we’re visited by unwelcome pain, through which God often brings a mind puffed up with its own virtue and knowledge to mortification and humility. In this way He allows the mind to become aware of itself and its feebleness. When this happens, people discard any sense of vain pride they’ve been harboring in their heart. The wrath of God is the cessation of the provision of divine gifts to any mind that elevates itself to the heights and boasts of the good things it has given to God as if these were its own.