Vengeance Belongs to the Lord

Handwritten page from the book of Psalms chapter 94 verse 1 through chapter 95 verse 8
Psalms 94:1-95:8

Synopsis     Psalms 94:1-95:8     1/21/2022 

The psalmist called on God to avenge the evil done against His chosen people.  

Specifically, evildoers oppressed the people and mocked God. But the psalmist warned Israel’s oppressors that God knows men’s plans. Further, he warned that God would eventually avenge their evil oppression.  

Vengeance Belongs to God 

All envy brings shame. So, if I envy, then I will eventually feel ashamed. And this adversely affects my relationship with God. Because shame keeps me from wanting the presence of God.  

As such, when I seek vengeance, it is usually because I have taken offense for some perceived wrong. What drives me in this way is the unbearable possibility that someone might take advantage of me and experience no consequences.  

I hate that thought.  

But, that thought has its roots in envy. And for this reason, God says, “Vengeance is mine.”  

So, leave it to God. 

“Beloved, do not look for revenge but leave room for the wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’” Rom 12:19 

January 31, 2022

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