do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
“I don’t need to exercise today” “I can eat this junk food” “this cigarette won’t kill me…” and on and on and on. Just because something doesn’t have an immediately recognizable effect, doesn’t mean it does not add to the cumulative effect of our lives. “hey, why do I need to follow Jesus, my life is pretty good…” “I’m a Christian, I’m already going to heaven, why do I need to go to church?” Be careful, it is very easy to “presume on the riches of his kindness.” No, God has not sent a lightening bolt to punish the unrighteous… but that doesn’t mean he won’t. In fact, one day he is going to return, will we have repentant hearts that honor Jesus, or will all those years and years of ignoring God’s call to live a holy life reveal a big pile of “wrath” that we have been “storing up” for ourselves? Me personally, I’d rather have Jesus take that away. Jesus took the wrath we deserve on the cross, be sure you’re following Him, otherwise, it might just land on you.