God is Redemptive & Will Be Merciless

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Seth Godin recently wrote:

"Consider two common worldviews: Superman's and Batman's.
Batman comes to the world angry. His origin story is filled with vengeance and revenge, and in his iconic (non Adam West) backstory, he is the merciless enforcer of right and wrong. . .
Superman, on the other hand, comes to our world with his gifts and sees his life as an opportunity and an obligation, one that he embraces. Superman could easily kill all the bad guys in a heartbeat, but he never does. For him, every challenge is an opportunity for healing. He believes in redemption and finds pleasure in using his gifts to help others."

When i read this i thought of how God is described in both these ways. 

Right now we find He"is patient toward us,  not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

But Peter continues . . .

"But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed." (2 Peter 3:10)

We enjoy the superman approach at this current time, but a day will come when God punishes wickedness and exiles those who do not hope in Christ from His presence. The redeemer will bring vengeance.