An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Promise of Payback

(Proverbs 17:13 KJV)  Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

God has a way of repeating the lessons He wants us to hear.  Sometimes He is blatant about it and hard to ignore.  People ignore Him anyway.  Sometimes He is clear but it requires a bit of thought.  People don’t like to think.  Some lessons come all the way around the barn to get in the door.  This is one of those.  We are being reminded that the way we relate to those who do us wrong is different than the pagan or pseudo-Christian worlds.  Our stance is to endure, turn the other cheek and allow God to be the agent of vengeance.

People are going to do you wrong.  Some delight in it because you are the servant of a holy God and they can’t stand holiness.  This is reminding us that God is aware of what they are doing and they will eventually get what is coming to them, or what they are rushing toward.

So?  Don’t delight in the news.  We are still supposed to pray and hope for their redemption, but if it gives you any comfort, rest assured, all forms of evil will set up housekeeping where they live.  You may not see it.  They are good at covering up, but God has promised. 

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