Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Numbers 30 & 31)
“Vengeance Belongs to God not me”
Text: Numbers 31:3
“So Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm some of yourselves for war, and let them go against the Midianites to take vengeance for the LORD on Midian.”
“Vengeance Belongs to God not me,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
God ordered Israel to attack the Midianites in retribution for their seduction of Israel into sexual immorality and idolatry.
Israel is in a unique place here to be called by God to “take vengeance for the LORD on Midianites. This was the LORD’s vengeance not Israel’s.
Vengeance belongs to God not you and I. God says:
“Vengeance is Mine, and recompense;
Their foot shall slip in due time;
For the day of their calamity is at hand,
And the things to come hasten upon them.’”(Deut.32:35).
God’s vengeance is perfectly executed in the proper time and in the proper way; because He Is Righteous in All His Ways. That’s why vengeance Belongs to God, not me or you. Paul told the Romans:
“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”(Rom.12:19-21).
The goal of evil is to bring us down and separate us from God.
You and I destroy the goal of evil when we deploy our weapons of Love and Goodness in the fight; forgiving them and doing good to them.
The "effect" of doing good to those who oppress you and I will produce the pain of shame, remorse of conscience, and a conviction of the evil of their conduct. This would be like pouring coals of fire on their head, and this may also lead them to repentance.(Rom.2:4).
Yes, Vengeance Belongs to God, and Enforcing God’s Kingdom in our life and on this earth Belongs to you and I His Warriors! We do this by proclaiming and living the Truth of the Gospel in the power of Holy Spirit! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,