Does he hate them or does he still love them? When I read this here I feel like God doesn't love them, he seems to be really really angry at them. Isa 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Isa 63:2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? Isa 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. Isa 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. Isa 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. Isa 63:6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth. To me this seems like God has an "I'm either your best friend or your worst enemy" attitude. Does this mean that if you repent God loves you and rejoices but if you don't repent then he becomes totally furious and directly wants to smash you? Somehow this scares me because this makes God look as if he's totally impatient and sullen. Either he gets what he wants or he reacts with anger. How am I supposed to have a normal relationship with God when I don't even know how he really is? I think that such verses are scary. What if God is indeed scary? I mean what if God simply has characteristics which are scary and which are simply present and which cannot be denied? What if it's impossible for a human to feel comfortable in the presence of God because God is so different? God is much more strict and he has a totally different attitude towards everything which I can't even comprehend. What if the difference between me and God is simply too big and this way I can never really understand him?