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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wait and let God avenge for you like only God can

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Forgiveness is the directive of the Lord, even as we receive the Lord’s forgiveness. But there is a reckoning to be had for all unrepentant perpetrators. As all deserve mercy if one receives mercy, such mercy is only available to those who do justice.
If we do wrong, we recompense the proper reparation. If we’re wronged it is good that the other person pays; good for them that they get in before God gets to them, and good for us that they esteemed us and the relationship.
Injustice requires payment,
but the balance of justice
is God’s to determine.
As Romans 12:19 suggests, we must wait for God to avenge the crime against us. We can never properly take the law into our own hands. Sure, we may still be angry, but we can turn that energy into a mercy that encourages the perpetrator’s reflection. And where we have hurt them, we must repair the situation before we even worship God (Matthew 5:23-24).
God will avenge the unapologetic person, and He will do so in a strong way, even so much as we would pity them, which finalises our account of forgiveness.
It just takes time. It can take a decade or two in some situations. What is not reconciled here on earth will instantly be corrected the other side.
It takes time and we must be patient. Who are we to judge, even if we do struggle not to? We must trust the plan God has already instituted before the incident occurred. God knows what He’s doing.
Wait for God’s justice to catch up with others who are doing the wrong thing. Do the right thing and His plan for you will certainly succeed.
As we wait we bravely do God’s bidding, even in the face of those who hurt us. As far as it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:18). Love everyone.

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