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Devotional for 4-17-2019

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IT’S ALL UP TO GOD

“God’s gonna get you for that!”

There was little doubt in Sally’s mind about God’s justice. Any time anyone said anything she didn’t want to hear, out would come her famous “threat.” With red hair, a pointed finger and a strong voice, she would continue, “You just wait and see. Maybe not before you fall asleep. But, I’d keep one eye open while I slept tonight if I were you! I know He’s coming after you for that! What you said was wrong.”

Everyone on campus loved Sally. Her enthusiasm for life, her happy smile, the twinkle in her eye. Every time she uttered those words, the receiver could not help but look around for a speeding truck or bolt of lightning. Or both. She was very convincing.

However, justice belongs to God, not Sally. He is righteous. He is fair. He has no favorites. He looks at things differently than we do. Scripture reassures us that “He does all things well.” He will not allow others to destroy His beloved children. His Son died for them.

“The righteous person is rescued from trouble,” said Solomon, “and it falls on the wicked instead.” He knew from personal experience that when the righteous are the objects of schemes to hurt them, God will intervene at the appropriate time. Our God will never allow any injustice to go by without becoming personally involved. Even though we do not know what His justice will bring or when it will come, all of life is in His hands. He will right each wrong.

Isaiah summed it up this way: “For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him.”

Prayer: Help us, Father, to trust in Your justice. We are human, and naturally resentful and spiteful. You, however, are loving and fair and will do what is right. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Proverbs 11:8 The righteous person is rescued from trouble,” said Solomon, “and it falls on the wicked instead. 

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