Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. Proverbs 20:22
Living during this very chaotic time , its easy for us to want to get “revenge” on everyone. Revenge on those who disagree with us, revenge on those who have wronged us, revenge on those who oppose us. However as we see this is a vicious cycle to get involved with. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
We see this in the protests and rioting, people want revenge because they feel like they or their family has been wronged. However their response is just as destructive as the original cause. We see this continual cycle of violence that never ends, and Satan and his demons are laughing as humanity literally destroys itself
The Apostle Paul said “Dont repay evil with evil” (Romans 12:17) and Jesus taught “Turn the other cheek when someone strikes you “ (Matthew 5:39) But nobody wants to receive these teachings, everyone wants to take revenge in their own hands. Eventually someone needs to be the “bigger person” and end the cycle of hate. But nobody wants to take that step.
And what about the last part of this Proverb, Wait on The Lord and He Will Save You! How many people are putting any of their trust in God? From their actions, its noone. The results of peoples actions reflects their relationship with God, they dont really have any faith in Christ.
Wait upon Jesus and he will renew your strength (Isaiah 40:31) But nobody is waiting upon The Lord, not even the Church today. And so when we have a faithless and Godless society , we have violence and wickedness. Dont recompense evil with evil, wait upon Jesus and He will save you!