hope of Job: on justice, 15 of 34

Blake_1793_Job's_Tormentors for ch 19 28 29
By art by William Blake (found on internet, but is PD-art) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
When I get hurt and feel victimized I do get angry.  I want justice!  BUT, God tells us in our anger do not sin, my paraphrase of Ephesians 4:26-27.  Job gives one very good reason why we should “let go and let God”.

In Job 19 at the end of the chapter in verses 28 and 29 Job rebukes his friends with a warning we (I) need to take to heart.  “”If you say, ‘How we will hound him, since the root of the trouble lies in him’, you should fear the sword yourselves; for wrath will bring punishment by the sword, and then you will know that there is judgment.”

I have seen God’s vengeance – it is perfect and perfectly loving in that He uses pain to turn a soul to the truth and then to Him which, in turn, leads to healing and salvation.  May it be so for us.

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