Moments of faith daily devotional 6 March 2024 by Prophet Frank Udoh

Title: “Vengeance Belongs to the Lord.

Scripture Reading: Romans 12:19 (NIV) – “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.”

In a world filled with conflict, injustice, and wrongdoing, the concept of vengeance often arises as a natural response to perceived wrongs. However, as followers of Christ, we are called to a higher standard—one that reflects the character of our Heavenly Father. In this devotional, titled “Vengeance Belongs to the Lord,” let’s explore the transformative power of forgiveness and the assurance that God will ultimately bring about justice in His perfect timing.

Reflect on the admonition found in Romans 12:19, where the apostle Paul instructs believers not to seek vengeance but to trust in God’s righteous judgment. This passage reminds us that the responsibility for justice ultimately rests with God, who sees and knows all things. As we surrender our desire for retaliation and vindication, we make room for God to work in our hearts and in the hearts of those who have wronged us.

Forgiveness is a radical act of obedience that releases us from the burden of bitterness and resentment. When we choose to forgive, we imitate the sacrificial love of Christ, who forgave us even while we were still sinners. By extending forgiveness to others, we break the cycle of retaliation and pave the way for reconciliation and healing to take place.

While the pursuit of justice is important, we must trust in God’s timing and wisdom to bring about true justice. God sees the full picture and knows the hearts of all involved. He promises to repay evil with His righteous judgment, ensuring that every wrong will be made right in His perfect way and time. As we wait on the Lord, we can rest in the assurance that He is faithful to fulfill His promises and bring about justice on behalf of His people.

As followers of Christ, we are called to live with humility, grace, and trust in God’s sovereignty. Instead of seeking vengeance, we are to love our enemies, bless those who persecute us, and overcome evil with good. By entrusting our hurts and grievances to the Lord and choosing to walk in forgiveness and love, we bear witness to His transformative power and reflect His glory to a world in need of His grace.

Heavenly Father, help us to embrace the truth that vengeance belongs to you alone. Give us the strength to forgive those who have wronged us and to trust in your perfect justice. May we reflect your love and grace in all our interactions, and may our lives be a testimony to your mercy and compassion. Use us to bring healing and reconciliation to a broken world, as we await the day when you will make all things new. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Further Reading:

Matthew 5:38-42 (NIV) – “Love for Enemies”
Luke 23:34 (NIV) – “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.'”
May this devotional on “Vengeance Belongs to the Lord” remind you of the power of forgiveness and the assurance of God’s righteous judgment. May you find strength and peace in entrusting your hurts and grievances to the Lord, knowing that He is faithful to bring about justice and redemption in His perfect timing.

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