Wait, God Will Bring The Oppressor To Justice

April 21, 2014

Friends,
God’s Word assures us that He is the One who chooses an appointed time for judging and that He always judges fairly. (Ps. 75:2) Not only is our deliverance from those who pursue us with evil intent in His hands (31:15), but He promises to repay and reward everyone in accordance with what their overall conduct, and their each specific action, word, and thought, deserves. (Jer. 17:10 // Mt. 5:27-30 & 12:37) No one is given special treatment. (Col. 3:25) “Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for that which he did wrong, and there are no exceptions.” (same verse) For “God, who is a righteous judge and who expresses His wrath every day” (See Ps. 7:11), and who never acts with favoritism (Eph. 6:9), views absolutely everything (Heb. 4:13), even the motives of men’s hearts. (Rom. 2:16 // 1 Cor. 4:5)

Knowing these warnings and promises should give us fear of God, respect for His ways, and patience when burdened under an oppressor. Since “The Lord executes fairness and justice for all the oppressed” (See Ps. 103:6) we need only to wait and we will see God punish the wicked for their plots against the righteous. (Ps. 58:9-11 // Pr. 11:21) God’s holy people need not avenge themselves, nor are they to do so, for God knows just how and when to avenge (Rom. 12:19), and His wrath will certainly be poured out on all who continue in their pride, deceit, cruelty, and other evil deeds. (Ps. 52:1-5) “Yes, God will make such people a permanent heap of ruins; He will scoop them up and tear them from their home; He will uproot them and eventually kill them.” (See v. 5)

Others will see God’s judgement, fear Him, and learn righteousness. (Ps. 52:6 // Isa. 26:5,9) They will laugh at the oppressor, saying, “Look now at the man who did not make God his protector but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by devastating others.” (Ps. 52:7) Indeed, the man who shows no regard for the Lord nor His law of love… the man who conceals his schemes by deception… will have the stone he rolled, roll back on him, and he will be crushed. (Ps. 28:5 // Pr. 26:23-27)

So, all who take refuge in the Lord, and who persistently petition Him concerning those who persecute them, need only to wait. “Will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay long in helping them? I tell you, He will see that they receive justice, and quickly.” (See Jesus’ promise in Luke 18:7,8) Moreover, it will be seen that the justice was granted at just the perfect time. (Isa. 64:4 // Hab. 2:3)

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

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