Vengeance is Mine Says the Lord

Posted: May 4, 2017 in Arise and Shine, Da Grace Race, The Grind Theorem, Touchstone

Read 2 Kings 9

Highlights:

And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of My servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel (II Kings 9:7).

Elisha had given a great task to the young man delivering this message. The message was not from Elisha, but it had come from God. There had to be much anxiety due to the importance and the content of the message being carried.

The message delivered may seem like a harsh judgment from God. However, evil had reigned for long enough. God was ready to end this tyrannical reign of Ahab and Jezebel. His intent was to use the man Jehu to do it.

The message was probably just as difficult for the receiver of this message as it was for the messenger. Jehu surely felt the weight of what was being commanded for him to do. If he had declared its message, he could have been executed for treason.

However, Jehu need not worry about such. This was God’s plan. This was God’s vengeance being delivered upon those who had slain the prophets and brought corruption and idolatry to the kingdom of His chosen people. This was not Jehu’s exacting vengeance. It was God’s. 

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, saith the LORD (Rom. 12:19).

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