The following is an excerpt from my new devotional book WORD OF THE DAY -Quiet Moments of Reflection.
Word of the Day: REVENGE
Resist the urge to seek revenge for the wrong someone has done to you. God sees you situation. He knows what you are going through. Leave that person or persons in His hands. It make might take months, it might take years but believe it…the hands of the wicked will be turned back and their evil deed will come tumbling down on their heads.
Romans 12 V 19 says: “Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.”
The wicked shall not prosper and people with evil intentions will not be rewarded. The one who does wrong to another will eventually endue their punishment. Leave it all to God. He sees the heart and actions of every man. He knows those who have done you wrong and He will repay them in due season. He will never let those who serve him go defenseless. He has your back.
I urge you to take a few minutes from your busy schedule each day for a Quiet Moment of Reflection.
The year two thousand and eleven is almost at a close, very soon we will be welcoming the year two thousand and twelve. As we await this moment let us take the time to reflect. How have we spent the year thus far? Were we at any point able to make a positive impact on someone else life. Were we able to maintain a spirit of forgiveness and not give in to the urge to render evil for evil.
A lot of problem in the world today is due to a lack of love. People hold on to old grudges, resentments and the thought of getting even and in so doing lose touch of what is right and what is wrong. Someone does you wrong and you so badly want to even the score that it doesn’t occur to you that if you do what the other person does, in reality you are no better than them.
In all things try to do good and always be reminded of these words of our Lord and Savior ”Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers that you do unto me” You know even people who claim to be christian have not fully grasped this message of brotherly love and I will give you an example.
There was this christian? couple and I put the question sign because I really wonder. Anyway they had a house which they rented a family. Everything was okay initially but there came a time when the family began having financial problems and the rent was not always paid on time. The family was given notice to vacate the house, the reason being late payment of rent. Subsequently the family was evicted. All of their furniture was placed outside. As night approached the family wondered where they were going to spend the night.
This was a thought farthest from the mind of the owner of the house as he came and locked up the house leaving the family outside in the dark. He and his wife then left for church; no doubt to worship the very Lord ” who said whatsoever you do to the least of my brother that you do unto to me. When I was hungry you gave me to eat, when I was thirsty you gave me to drink , when I was homeless you gave me a home now enter into the home of my father.”
Let us try not to be like this couple for the greatest test we have to pass on this earth is that of loving one another and doing good to each other!
- Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)
- Motives (larrysweeklybiblestudy.wordpress.com)