Friends, One theme I notice running straight through the Bible is that God gets awfully angry in ways that work out practically. Numbers 25 and the hanging of the rebellious leaders. Their deaths even act as a sort of propitiation of the wrath of God against Israel. Assassinating them somehow pacified God's wrath at licentiousness, idolatry, and injustice. In the New Testament, Paul many times mentions Jesus having saved us from the wrath, the wrath to come, or the wrath of God. Presumably this impacts our ideas of the Atonement, too. I personally have struggled with these things, being a shy and emotional person, wondering constantly if God hates me for any and all injustice, simply by nature. Currently, through a strong acceptance of justification by faith in Jesus Christ, I believe only in trying to find peace, wondering if God's wrath is just His love, or His righteousness, etc., experienced as anger by us in our imperfection. Any thoughts?