The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Who will vindicate us?

Some days it makes a person wonder if it pays to be good. You do something good; people take advantage of you and even try to destroy your reputation. This is not a new phenomenon. Over 3,000 years ago the Psalmist complained,

Those who repay my good with evil
lodge accusations against me,
though I seek only to do what is good. – Psalm 38:20

What to do? We can continue to do good and leave the judgment to others. The Psalmist offered this plea:

Lord, do not forsake me;
do not be far from me, my God. 
Come quickly to help me,
my Lord and my Savior. – Psalm 38:21-22

Sometimes we just have to live by what is right and believe that God will be with us and vindicate us. – Ron Friesen

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