Re: Verse reading–Luke 6:27-36, Romans 12:17-21 (day three)

“Leave room for God’s wrath.”  When an enemy has hurt you, that offending party must be brought to justice.  But if you’re the one in charge of jurisprudence, is there much chance for thoughtful and wise remedy?  You would have to answer to God for any judicial malpractice.  You are not without recourse, though.  Here’s what the psalmists learned: Hash it out with God.  Now we see why the Psalms contain such violent imagery: Break the arm of the wicked, happy is he who dashes your infants against the rocks, etc.  These are people pouring out their case to the Lord—all the anger, all the rage, all the pain.  You will find no one who takes you as seriously as the Lord.  He will judge.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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