TDR: 21 August (Luke 18:7)

‘Will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones?’ (Luke 18:7)

The Lord’s people are often oppressed and they are tempted to be revengeful; but our God says, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” [Romans 12:19]. Under man’s wrath, remember you are the objects of the Lord’s love; when others oppress you, rest assured that God will befriend you.

Carry your case to Him, spread the whole of the matter before Him; plead with Him, and then rest assured that He will appear for you. The master will interfere for a servant they value; the parent for the child they love; and the husband for the bride he has chosen: “Will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones who cry out to him day and night?”

Therefore, cry to Him day and night, look nowhere else for relief or deliverance; never encourage any unholy feelings, but pray for grace to imitate your insulted, persecuted, and crucified Lord.

Consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest you be weary and faint in your minds. He will tread all your enemies under His feet shortly. He is able to avenge you, and His word is sure.

Shall we distrust our faithful God
Or question His almighty power,
Because He doth not our desires
Accomplish in a little hour?
He will avenge His own elect,
And evermore His saints protect.

THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)

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