GOD gives you two options when you’re hurt. you can defend yourself or you can let HIM, GOD defend you. who would do a better job at it? who has better resources to get even? who has more things at HIS disposal?
GOD says if you want to get even on your own, if you want to defend yourself, then go ahead. and HE steps back and watches you. HE will not lift a finger against your enemy. but if you say, “i’m going to let GOD defend me,” that person better watch out! the bible says we reap what we sow. if people hurt you or malign you, they will reap what they sow. it’s inevitable. but you’ve got to trust GOD and HIS faithfulness and let HIM settle the score.
look at JESUS. i peter 2:23 (nlt), JESUS did not retaliate when HE was insulted. when HE suffered, HE did not threaten to get even. HE left HIS case in the hands of GOD, who always judges fairly.
that’s GOD’s justice. HE judges fairly. JESUS says, I’m not going to defend myself. I’m going to leave that in the hands of the FATHER. because GOD is faithful to settle the score.
just a thought from the front porch…