The Hardest Lesson

The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked. Then people will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.” – Psalms 58:10-11

Have you ever been on the receiving end of a great injustice? Have you ever been “wronged” by another? One might as easily ask if you have ever lived on this earth! Whether the injustice was small (like someone breaking in line ahead of you) or large (slandering your name), we have all been wronged at one time or another.

The question then is this, “How did you handle it?” Perhaps you didn’t get mad, you just got even. That is certainly what the world would expect you to do, but God’s ways are much nobler. When we are the victims of injustice, He instructs us to leave it with Him. If we seek a righteous position, He will judge the situation and bring vindication. If we submit to God as Judge and Defender of the righteous, then His righteousness is revealed, and His honor is preserved.

Again, the hardest lesson for most of us to learn is that it is not all about us. For if God be glorified, it should not matter if we are also respected, honored, or even acknowledged. He must be all.

Look at your own life. What are the works of hell? They are chiefly these three: self-will, self-trust, and self-exaltation. – Andrew Murray

Published by Dr. David Pope

Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.

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