Thursday, July 16, 2009

Proverbs 20:22

Do not say, "I’ll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

Thoughts on Today's Verse

Vengeance is an awful and painful way to respond to those who we feel have wronged us. The LORD is our assurance of just rewards. Leave it to him. Escalating vindictiveness only leads to broken people and to broken lives. Worse yet, it leads to broken character.

My Prayer

Through your Spirit, Abba Father, please empower me to be patient for you to right injustices committed against me. Please help me to be more concerned about the salvation of those who may have wronged me than I am about getting even. Please give me more of a heart like your Son, Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. The usual reaction of man is to retaliate but what God wants us to do is different! He said love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Forget about it and just offer everything to God. God Bless you! Thanks for this post!