The Just Judge
For we know him who said, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay." And again, "The Lord will judge his people."—Hebrews 10:30
Man's heart is vengeful. We imagine vengeance, we glorify it, and we justify it. But can we justly act upon it? When one unjust judge, judges another unjustly, does this correct the injustice? Or does it not merely multiply and elongate the suffering? I know that I am like most men, my heart, mind, and soul love to repay penalties more than what was due to regain the power I feel I have lost. This happens in debates, arguments, and any time I am served an injustice. My heart is wild, my emotions angered, my imagination is excited, and my words and action, if unrestrained, only remind me that there is one who is God, and I am not he.
DO THIS: Let God be God. (He's better at it!)
PRAY THIS: God, act justly in my life. Remind me that you are in control, and I am not.
HEAR THIS: Chris Tomlin: Holy Roar