Text: Genesis 20:14-18
“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.” Psalms 91:15
A professor and his wife once had an awesome experience. On Sunday, as they were about leaving their house at the staff quarters for the worship service, he moved the car out of the compound and his wife came down to lock the gate. Unknown to her that her tithe envelope fell on the ground in the process. It was while she was to drop her tithe in church that she discovered that it was missing. Disturbed, she and her husband searched everywhere but couldn’t find it. They returned home after the service to search also but all in vain. That night, a man came to their house to confess. He and his partner had come to rob while they were away in church but after entering the compound, they couldn’t gain entrance through the main door. In the process, they found the tithe envelope on the floor and went away with it. That evening, one of them was afflicted with a strange sickness and died within few hours. Thus, panicking, he came to make this confession.
Friends, when God carries out the work of vengeance on your oppressors, they will be forced to release what they took from you. God doesn’t want you to carry out vengeance by yourself but that you allow Him to do it on your behalf (Rom 12:19). Abimelech had taken Sarah, the wife of Abraham. Without Abraham raising a finger, God fought for him. Immediately, God afflicted the king, his wife and everyone in the palace with strange sickness and sudden barrenness. Abimelech had to urgently restore Sarah to Abraham, did restitution by giving him royal gifts and also gave him the freedom to stay in any place of his choice in the land. Abraham had to pray for him and his household to be healed. What a honour! So, when God does the work of vengeance on your behalf, He will not only restore to you what the enemy has taken, but He will deliver and honour you (Isa 60:14). May the Lord carry out vengeance on all your troublers in Jesus name.
1. Father, please, take vengeance on my oppressors and deliver and honour me in Jesus name.
2. Father, please, compel my oppressors to restore what they have taken from me in Jesus name.
1. I don’t take vengeance for myself but I allow God to do it on my behalf.
2. When God takes vengeance on my behalf, He does not only restore my stolen goods but He delivers and honours me before my oppressors.