SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/30/15- “Let Papa God Repay!” (Proverbs 20:22)
Premise Question: Are we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, most commonly referred to as Christians, ever supposed to take matters into our own hands and reciprocate in kind, in order to even the score, after we’ve been put upon or wronged?
Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the LORD to handle the matter. (Proverbs 20:22 NLT)
Refuse to react, by declaring with malicious intent, what you will do to others who’ve hurt, wounded, injured, caused you trouble, pain and or injustice; rather, choose to respond to them, by waiting patiently with a calm assurance, knowing that The LORD Himself will come to your aid, your rescue and defense, by repaying in full those who’ve come against you, thorough and complete, for no one can repay and settle a score better than The Sovereign LORD God Almighty! (Proverbs 20:22 PDCP)
Bottom Line: In answer to the premise question: Absolutely not! Let The LORD repay, because He does it a lot better and is completely thorough! In saying that, though, we should not ever have the attitude of, well, The LORD says He’ll take care of it for me; so go ahead LORD! Make my day! Go get em LORD! You have my permission to obliterate them! And while You’re at it, LORD, do make sure you get em real good! And I do mean really good, with thunder bolts of lightening and everything that can come with it! Sic ’em Jesus! Now, none of that really fits the appropriate attitude we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, are to display and have towards those who’ve hurt, wounded, wronged, insulted or offended us. For we should not ever relish or feed those thoughts, but should perish and rid ourselves of all those thoughts and attitudes! We ought to refuse to react out of our hurt and pain, our injury and insults that we’ve endured and received from being mistreated, maligned, abused and wronged, by attempting to settle the score, make it right or give payback that’s due. We are not to be revengeful and reciprocating, by replying in kind, with our own returns of volatile volleys, but should always choose to respond to them with kindness and grace, displaying great patience and endurance, while showing them mercy and love. Therefore, by doing this, we will always allow and leave room for The LORD to act on our behalf. And, we should also rejoice when persecuted in this fashion, for it shows that we’ve been counted worthy to be treated in the same way and manner that our LORD was! Let Papa God Repay! Blessings…
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