Does God get angry? This is a KJV Bible study guide on pestilence and why God will send it.
The short answer is: yes, God gets angry. The Bible says this clearly: ", God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day." (Psalm 7:11). The anger God displays is not how we commonly perceive and experience anger, because God's anger is different than human anger: “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God”. (James 1:19-20). His anger is directed toward sin and its effects, because they are a violation of His character.
God does not sin in His anger, and He instructs us to do the same. “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil”.(Ephesians 4:26-27). God's anger is directed toward unrighteousness and He desires to see righteousness established in all people's lives: "Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?" (Ezekiel 33:11). The anger of God is motivated by a strong desire to see people overcome sin and walk in His ways.
Pestilence: deh'-ber; from from H1696 (in the sense of destroying); a pestilence:—murrain, pestilence, plague. This definition comes from a Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.
The word pestilence occurs 47 times in 46 verses in the old testament (KJV Bible). Use a Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to find all 47 verses. Read and study all verses in a KJV Bible before and after these 47 to see why God sends pestilence, locusts, famines, etc. A few examples follow:
2 Chronicles 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; (God sends pestilence).
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (How do you stop the pestilence? Truly repent, change your ways, seek God, then He will heal the land. Sounds very plain to me. Will all repent and change their ways? We shall see).
Psalm 90:7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
Psalm 90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
Psalm 90:9 For all our days are in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. (We get exactly what we ask for from God. Be careful what you ask for).
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In a nutshell, God sends pestilence in many forms, worldwide in the case of covid-19. It is because of sins we have committed and allowed such as gay marriage/homsexuality, racism, among many, many others. He is not pleased with what He sees.
More food for thought; study the whole 28th chapter of Deuteronomy. This 28th chapter shows us we get exactly what we ask for; blessings or cursings. A pestilence such as covid-19 is definitely a curse:
Deuteronomy 28:15 "But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and over take thee,"
[“If thou shalt” and “if thou wilt not” are conditional. You have to choose one way or the other way; it takes decisive action on your part. See Jeremiah 17:5 and 7.]