Vengeance Is God’s Job - July 24, 2020

God occupies the only seat on the supreme court of heaven.  He wears the robe and refuses to share the gavel.  Paul wrote in Romans 12:19, “Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do.  ‘I’ll do the judging,’ says God.  ‘I’ll take care of it.’”  Vigilantes displace and replace God.  “I’m not sure you can handle this one, Lord.  You may punish too little or too slowly.  I’ll take this into my hands, thank you.”

Is this what you want to say?  Jesus didn’t.  No one had a clearer sense of right and wrong than the perfect Son of God.  In 1 Peter 2:23 we’re reminded that “when He suffered, He didn’t make threats but left everything to the one who judges fairly.”  Only God assesses accurate judgments.  Perfect justice.  Vengeance is His job.  Leave your enemies in God’s hands.