She smiled with satisfaction at the words of revenge that jumped out at her, not her own
revenge but her Father’s.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes
United. Have you ever pondered acts of revenge to pay for hurt that was heaped upon
you? Today’s blog gives a whole new perspective on revenge and the freedom from the
need of it.
She re-read the already underlined portion of scripture from Proverbs 5, all of it. The
handwritten note written in November of 2019 caught her attention: “After finding out
she moved out, my senses are on high alert. Grant me wisdom and knowledge. Bring to
light the dark that is still not revealed.”
Well, God had revealed the ugly truth, and she was still recovering from it. Her life
would never be the same but at least she was no longer in the dark, fooled by their
schemes, or scheming a revenge.
A feeling of sadness flooded her soul as she read the words of warning about the “Peril
of Adultery” in Proverbs 5. As she continued to read in verses 4-6, sorrow was replaced
with a sense of validation. “Her feet go down to death, her steps lay hold of hell. Lest
you ponder her path of life, her ways are unstable; you do not know them.”
She continued to read the warnings and she couldn’t help but put those who had
betrayed her in what she was reading. “Lest you give your honor to others, (in other
words lose credibility), and your years to the cruel one”; (obeying flesh steals life)
The verses basically confirmed that one day, some day they would regret what they did.
Her notes from the past reminded her that God had been in this entire journey and was
still with her. She continued to read:
Verses 11-15: “You mourn at last when your flesh and your body are consumed and say
‘How I have hated instruction and my heart despised correction! I have not obeyed the
voice of my teachers, not inclined my ear to those who instructed me….” Yes, drink
water from your own cistern and running water from your own well.”
She sat in both satisfaction and sorrow, marveling that these emotions could co-exist.
This portion of scripture confirmed that someday, one day, they would regret what they
had done, and she prayed it would be before it was too late. And because she believed
His Word, trusted Him for His promises, satisfaction overcame her sorrow.
Friend, if you’ve ever been betrayed before, especially with the peril of adultery, I pray
you realize that while others leave us, betray us, God never will, and He will be the one
to right what’s been done wrong.