"The LORD judge between me and you, and the LORD avenge me of you: but my hand shall not be upon you ” - I Samuel 24:12
It is tempting to not take matters into our own hands to repay those who we feel deserve it. But, as hard as it may be to refrain from taking a matter into your own hands, we should not takeover God’s authority and interfere with what rightly belongs to Him to handle as He sees fit.
He does not need our help in how justice should be administered, or to make sure that it happens. When God takes revenge, it is set at an appointed time, in the same way a judge in the secular world sets an appointed time, for arraignment of a criminal to appear before him in court, to answer charges brought against him. Offenders will pay for what they have done, in due time.
This may not be good enough for you, nor does it feel comforting to know that an offender is not immediately brought to answer the crime or wrong done against you. But, I encourage you, do not take matters into your own hands. Let God handle it His way, and in His own time.
We are children of God who loves us very dearly. And Because He loves us, He will not allow anything to be done to us that will not end to our advantage. “To our advantage” – this is important. When God intervenes without our interference, He is working things out for our good, for your good – for you who are called according to His purpose, to bring you a good and peaceful end (Romans 8:28).
Copyright © by Gale Wilcox
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.