Vindicate (v.) to uphold or justify by argument or evidence.
Ahh two things I am trying to patiently wait on. I hate feeling like justice isn’t being served. But a snippet of a sermon I recently heard is coming back to me. The pastor spoke about how God is the only one who can issue justice/judge because He is the only one who is Just. When we are facing a nemesis or adversary it is important for us to remember “Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord. On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this you will heap burning coals on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12: 19-21.
Easier said than done right? But if we take our own wrath we’re no better than them. No one said following this path would be easy. But we know that God is almighty and powerful and He will take care of us, in His time. “And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly.” Luke 18: 7-8
May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you. As the saying goes, ‘from evildoers come evil deeds’ so my hand will not touch you. May the Lord be our judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it, may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand.” 1 Samuel 24: 12-13; 15.
There are a lot of encouraging scriptures on vengeance and such in the Old and New Testaments. My bible’s dictionary/concordance was a great help.
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