If a person falls from grace, how does God deal with him? How does he see him? Does his love turn into anger? Or does the tragedy of this sin rouse more compassion for this person? What if this person is unrepentant?
I’ve heard before that God is unchanging. If a person sins, it is not God who changes but us. It is us who flee from his love and choose to become objects of his “anger.” I imagine it like the moon hiding from the unchanging light of the sun behind the shadow of the earth.
Still, it couldn’t explain God’s efforts to reconcile the sinful man. On the one hand, God is “angered” by his sins. On the other hand, God still loves this person that he intervens so that he could still be saved, just as God worked the redemption of man through the death of our Lord after the fall of Adam and Eve.
It seems to me that it is a mixture of love and anger. Much like a father disappointed by his son’s disobedience, but his compassion for his injuries is probably stronger than the offense he took from it. As it is written: “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” Psalm 103:8
What do you think?