Wait Patiently For God’s Justice by Kirk Hunt
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Psalm 37:7 NKJV
King David would understand how you feel. It can seem that folk like Nabal, King Saul and even David’s son Absalom seemed to be getting away with all the sin and wickedness. Wait patiently. God’s justice will arrive for all concerned.
Consider Nabal, the man who accepted David’s protection and support. Given a polite request for provisions Nabal not only selfishly refused but was insulting and rude. Protected from David’s rage, Nabal was not protected from God’s justice. God Himself struck Nabal and he died.
King Saul, David’s king and father-in-law, unjustly hunted David across hills and fields. Still, given more than one opportunity to kill his tormentor, David righteously withheld his hand and that of others. In 1 Samuel 26:10, David prophesied Saul’s ending, orchestrated by God. And it was so.
Even David’s own son, Absalom, tried to murder him and steal the Kingdom. Even as he out maneuvered the mutiny and crushed the opposition, David was desperate to save Absalom’s life. David wept bitterly at his son’s death, despite his own danger.
In each episode, it seemed that wicked folk were winning against David. In each case, David did the right thing and God gave him victory. David’s righteous actions and patience made the difference. God is love, but He is also justice. It is just a matter of time.
Think: God’s justice will come. Am I doing the correct things while I wait?
Pray: “Lord, help me to be patient but steadfast in waiting for Your justice.”
Copyright © July 2019, Kirk Hunt
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