Let’s jump right to our key text coming out of Proverbs 20:22 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.
Whether you’re the spit-fire type who is quick on your feet or the type who walks away from an arguement wondering why you didn’t think of that line 5 minutes ago, it is so easy to want to get back at people who mistreat us. No matter what type we are, we can save it. Why get our hands dirty in the fight, when God’s already got it covered? Jesus can handle people better than we ever can. All we have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy “the show.” That said, God does not always let us see how He sets the people straight who have done us wrong. Often times human nature stirs a desire in us to want to physically see the other person get hurt for mistreating us. First of all, that is the improper spirit to have, so we should pray for help in casting it aside. Secondly, we can rest assured knowing that we serve a God of justice. In the book of Proverbs it is repeated numerous times that evildoers and those who take joy in doing ill towards the righteous will not go unpunished. Even if God does not let us see a person get divinely reprimanded, we have God’s Word that He stands up for us.
Have a blessed day!
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