This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Romans 12:19 (NLT)
Today I am thinking about a question that we might have sometimes: “Why do the evil tend to prosper?”
In the book of Habakkuk, the prophet is attempting to provide ministry to the people of Judah. He’s trying to appeal to them before they fall into the hands of the Babylonians. All his pleas, however, appear to be falling on deaf ears. His frustration is real and it is deep.
In Chapters 1-3 he calls out to the Lord. In one part he says, “How long, oh Lord, must I call for help but you do not listen? Violence, I cry, but you do not come to save.” He expresses to God in his pain that he feels surrounded by sin and misery.
He beseeches God, “Why does a just God remain silent when the pleas of the faithful persist?”
In Habakkuk 2:4 God responds, saying essentially “The proud trust in themselves and their lives are crooked but the righteous shall live by their faith.”
In essence, God will deal with the evil but in His own time and certainly in His own way. In the meantime, the righteous are to walk by their faith.
The Words that I use to teach me are, “Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,”I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord.” Romans 12:9 (NLT)
Please share this reflection because others desire to be inspired.
So today, let us stay in our own lane and trust that God will take care of revenge in his own way.
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