Today's readings describe the wrath of God in judgment against the nations.
We sometimes forget that God is not only loving, but He can also be wrathful. We have been sold a gospel of "God is love" without the concomitant teaching that He is also righteous and will not abide unrighteousness.
When we see only one side of God, we have a skewed vision. We think we know God because we know that one facet of His character. We are wrong.
God is infinite. We are finite. There is no way we will ever wrap our finite little minds around the entirety of an Infinite God. But that is no excuse for not learning all we can know of Him.
God is loving. God is righteous. God is wrathful. And He is so much more as well. Our only hope is to continue to study the scriptures to absorb as much about Him as our minds will hold.
Help us to see you as the multidimensional God You are. Grant us the wisdom to seek to learn more and more of You and Your precepts.
In Jesus' most precious name.