Monday, July 12, 2010
July 12 – We Knew This Was Coming!
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. (Romans 1:19)
Sometimes it seemeth that the heart of our Lord goeth out to us the more just upon the field where we lieth the most bloody. Considering the field upon which His blood dropped down, it makes sense!
How MUCH He did not avenge! Insults, day after day, and even as He hung upon a cross, dying a death on falsified charges, as His accusers knew right well.
Intrigues, rejection . . . when we take an historical look at the vengeance earthly kings have often exacted, the idea that the King of all kings, the King before whom all kings will bow the knee, the King by Whom kings reign and who can depose them from on high, the idea that He should be rejected in the smallest degree is nearly ludicrous . . . treason, not to mention the arrest and beheading of His friend and kinsman, all of these and more might have stirred vengeance in the human breast.
The Divine Comfort does not tell us to “just forget it,” or “get over it,” we have His assurance that the one Who calls us His “beloved” WILL AVENGE.
We do well when we come to terms with His reality: His vengeance for others will so often be toward them what it was for us, that He will send after the offender the hounds of heaven, to track them down as they did us, until they cry out for mercy. Will they not think that heaven has turned its vengeance upon them until Divine Vengeance leads them home?
"The Sword of the Lord Cuts Very Fine"
photo by Kerry