“The wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:20

Vengeance is the Lord’s. And what a great mercy it is. For who of us is up to the task of doling out God’s omniscient wrath?

I feel it. When it heats up the back of my neck. Defensiveness, retaliation when someone acts or speaks evil things. Someone needs to teach them a thing or two, I think in my head. Then the Holy Spirit reminds me again, “Never be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” And what a relief it is. To come under the shadow of His wings. To behold my King’s holiness. Rest in His righteousness. To remember that Goodness, Who leads me to repentance, suffered and died for the sins of every person. 

Are we fighting the good fight of faith, or fighting to have it our own way? 

May the love of God own our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Slow unrighteous anger, quiet contention, implant in our memory: a hot-temper only stirs up more strife.

“So then, my beloved, let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”

Published by Jo

Amazed by Grace

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