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psalm 55 verse 22Thursday, July 1, 2021

Psalm 55:13-14

A Lament Over Betrayal

My companion and my familiar friend; we who had sweet fellowship together walked in the house of God in the throng.

God says: You will see in this ancient song that the psalmist asks for destruction to fall on the enemy and that is a certain way of believing and acting; however, today I say to you, “do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also”. (Matthew 5:39) This is difficult for you to take in, I know, but take it in you must. For you own dear sake and for the good of the Kingdom.

Perhaps the most difficult lesson for all of humanity to learn is the turning away from vengeance. Enter the work revenge into the blog search bar and spend some time today with these thoughts. What do we gain from our attempts to destroy another but our own destruction?

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