Topic: Let God Handle It!
[DCLM Daily Manna 10 January 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: Psalm 10:12-18 (KJV)
Key Verse: “Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none” (Psalm 10:15).
As we witness the various forms of wickedness being perpetrated by the ungodly around us everyday, there is the tendency for some to become filled with hatred and bitter desire for revenge. Christians are being called upon in some quarters not to continue to resort to prayers only but to take up arms and go against their assailants.
This was exactly the same way the psalmist felt in the portion of our meditation today. The whole chapter of the Psalm is filled with the psalmist’s disgusting feeling over the acts and arrogant attitude of the wicked. What was even more disturbing to him was that the wicked rationalised their actions and felt that God did not take note. Unable to take these anymore, the psalmist calls on God, to punish and destroy the wicked.
Is it really right to pray that the wicked be punished and destroyed like the psalmist did? As believers, we must note that it is left to God to do something about evil against us. We must not take law into our own hands. God has not assigned us with the duty of bringing judgement or taking vengeance on the weekend. Vengeance and judgement belongs solely to Him and He says He will recompense. We must therefore not listen to the calls of those who are urging us to stop praying for God to defend and deliver us.
God watches and knows what is going on; He will deal with the wicked and ignorant at the right time. Yours is just to continue to focus on doing right and pleasing the Lord.
Thought For The Day: Though God bears with the wicked, his lamp shall be put out if he repents not.
Bible Reading In One Year: Genesis 29-31