These verses of scripture provide vivid examples of God’s judgement. While in His love, God desires all to come to know Him (2Peter 3:9), in His justice He punishes unbelief (Jude 1:5) and disobedience (Jude 1:6). How do we reconcile these aspects of God’s character? It seems clear from these passages that judgement is real and will confront all of us. The overarching theme though is God’s grace. In that we all fall short (Romans 3:23) and deserve judgement (Romans 6:23), God chooses to save some (Romans 10:9). While we all deserve judgment, He offers a way for forgiveness and renewal. We are prompted then to seek His grace, mercy and forgiveness and not simply “run” from His judgement. In order to demonstrate His sovereign wisdom, grace, mercy and love, He has chosen some to come to and find Him. A life renewed inside of God’s grace is a life truly lived. The door is open to all and He embraces ALL those who enter.