I’ll Pay That Man Back

Proverbs 24:29: “Do not say, ‘I’ll do to him as he has done to me; I’ll pay that man back for what he did.’”

We can’t get through life without being hurt by someone. At some point in our lives, someone may abuse or exploit us, a family member, or a friend.

Our natural inclination is to seek revenge. That person will be sorry.

The world tells us, “Don’t get mad. Get even.” We may consider that advice.

However, God has another plan. He sets a higher standard for us. He doesn’t want us to get even. He never appointed us to be judge or jury. That’s his job (Romans 12:19).

Infidelity and abuse cause a person to scream for vengeance. Injustice occurs at work and elsewhere, and again we long for vengeance.

God loves us too much to abandon us to our own devices. He avenges the situation in his time, and we’re free to go on with our lives.

Dear God, thank you that I don’t have to worry about vengeance. Amen.

Application: What injustice in your life will you let God handle?
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Copyright 2011, Yvonne Ortega, LPC, LSATP, CCDVC

All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and

serves on the Board of Directors of Christians in Recovery.

She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.

Visit her website: http://YvonneOrtega.com

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