Published Date: May 13, 2019
“Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord”
It took the vengeance of the Lord for Moses to enforce Israel’s release from Egypt. Whatever or whoever was resisting Moses did not go unpunished. When it was time for the children of Israel to be delivered from Egypt, the Lord told Moses, “And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand. And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go” (Exodus 3:19–20).
To fulfill God’s mandate, Moses needed knowledge of God’s “vengeance” to take his place of authority. He didn’t go to Pharaoh or Egypt’s court for permission. No. By faith, Moses invoked the justice system of God, the Supreme Court of the universe, and because of Pharaoh’s resistance, the judgment started upon Egypt. Psalm 75:7 states, “But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” Isaiah 33:22 says, “For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.”
Moses witnessed the vengeance of God deliver the children of Israel. Have you been wronged? Or someone you love? God is the Judge. Trust Him today to turn that situation around and restore what’s been lost or broken.
Dear God, You are the Judge, and You will turn this situation (briefly name it) around. Thank you for deliverance, healing and restoration. I forgive those who have hurt me, and commit them into Your hands. My trust is in You and what You will do in my behalf. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s book, Vengeance of the Lord. To order this all-important book, click on this week’s Devotion Resource shown at the top right of this page. In today’s toxic climate of injustice and personal attacks, you must be able to access heaven’s justice system and receive the recompense due you.