Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay says the Lord. Romans 12:19
I’m a bit of a control freak. So I might tell God I’m giving my issues to Him but how well am I actually living it out. Am I loving my enemies in sincerity and truth? Are my thoughts, words and actions proving I believe God is in control and I’m not?
I admire how the Iraelites left in God’s hands the wrong done to them by the Midianites. It was God who told them to carry out His vengeance on them as well as when and how. I also find it intriguing that God allowed Phinehas, the one who had so courageously defended His honor among the Midianites, to go along in the battle. God is faithful to reward the faithful.
When the battle was over… Numbers 31:48 Then the officers who were over the units of the army – the commanders of thousands and commander of hundreds – went to Moses and said to him Your servants have counted and the soldiers under our command, and not one is missing. Wait what?! Of all the thousands that went out NOT ONE was missing?!? The man whom God backs can not be destroyed!
Jesus, You have called me to love and forgive with what You pour into my heart, and to leave the rest in Your capable hands. Dealing with the enemy on my own and in my own way only leaves me more bruised and battered if not feeling lifeless. Yet left to You, NOT ONE part of me will be missed in full restoration and healing! Praise You!
Independent Read: 1 John 3:18, Romans 5:5, Hebrews 10:23