Yesterday, we read Revelation 6 – a chapter full of seals being broken which usher in various horrific judgements. And we saw how it might be describing the calamities that befell Jerusalem in the leadup to her destruction by Rome in AD70. Today, we’re asking why. What’s the point of all this judgement?
Remember that in chapter 4, God was depicted as being seated on his throne, in control of his world. OK, but what’s he doing about all of the bad stuff – particularly those who continue to rebel against him, and mistreat his people? Chapter 5 reminded us that the slain-yet-risen lamb has already done something about it. But in the meantime, what’s God doing? Anything?