Pr. 20: 22: “Do not say, ‘I will recompense evil’; wait for the Lord, and He will save you.”
This is a tough one for most of us. Some versions put it this way, “Do not say, ‘I will pay you back!” It is in our nature to react in a defensive way and think of pay back. How can we leave it in God’s hands? We must know and remind ourselves who He truly is.
This morning I was reading Psalm 111, which in my Bible is labeled “Praise to God for His faithfulness and justice.” Here is what it says about the One on which we are told to wait:
“Praise the Lord! I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation. The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them. His work is honorable and glorious, and His righteousness endures forever.
He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. He has given food to those who fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant. He has declared to His people the power of His works, in giving them the heritage of the nations. The works of His hands are verity and justice; all His precepts are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever: Holy and awesome is His name! The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.”
When we remember who God is, we can find peace in the fact that He surely will protect, defend, avenge, and save us. He has proven Himself over and over again.
Getting to know Him more and more,