Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?
No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and against his righteous law, and God is righteously angry with our sins and will punish them in his just judgment both in this life, and in the life to come.
(New City Catechism)
Goodness, then, is broken –
innocence lost –
Order, now disrupted, tends to judgment.
All creation groans;
its creatures turn
against us now.
Righteous truth burns us when it shines.
We hide among the leaves
yet storms will snap
and fire will reveal
what the life to come cannot contain.
Eden fractured, life stained:
what did we expect
who had all good
at fingertips and crushed it with greed?