She smiled with satisfaction at the words of revenge that jumped out at her, not her own revenge but her
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 several years ago caught her attention: “After finding out I 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 four years later, 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 scheming and sneaking.
Years of healing had replaced her desire for revenge with a feeling of sadness. She re-read the words of
warning about the “Peril of Adultery” in Proverbs 5. As she continued to read verses 4-6, anger 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
She sat in both satisfaction and sorrow, marveling that these emotions could co-exist. As she did many
times over the last several years, she prayed that the eyes of their hearts would be open; that the scales of
denial and shame would be removed so that true repentance could enter into their souls.
And because she believed in 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.