Let God Do His Job - April 21, 2023

There’s power in revenge. Intoxicating power. Haven’t we tasted it? Haven’t we been tempted to get even?

As we escort the offender into the courtroom, we announce, “He hurt me!” And the jurors shake their heads in disgust. “He abandoned me!” we explain, and the chambers echo our accusation. “Guilty!” the judge snarls as he slams the gavel. “Guilty!” the jury agrees. We delight in this moment of justice.

I don’t mean to be cocky, but why are you doing God’s work for him? “Vengeance is Mine,” God declared. “I will repay” (Hebrews 10:30). Proverbs 20:22 says, “Don’t say, ‘I’ll pay you back for the wrong you did.’ Wait for the Lord, and he will make things right.” Judgment is God’s job. To assume otherwise is to assume God can’t do it. God has not asked us to settle the score or get even. Ever.