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May the LORD Judge Between You and Me

February 9, 2019


May the LORD Judge Between You and Me

Some people spend much  of their lives trying  to take revenge  for every little thing they consider an offense  against them.     Their life is nothing but dwelling  on their bitterness,  as their imaginations make the so-called infraction  into a major case.     “Tit-for-tat” seems to be  their life’s motto.

But,  that is not how God wants us  to be.     If there ever was a person  who could feel justified  in taking revenge,  it was King David.     King Saul knew  God had David anointed  to be king of Israel,  instead of him.     Because King Saul had made a habit  of disregarding the Lord’s directions,  God declared  that he should no longer rule Israel.     King Saul was so taken up  with his plans  to destroy David,  that David was constantly  on the run  for his life.

Most people would say  that David would be justified  in killing his pursuer,  Saul,  but David refused to do that,  because he did not want  to kill the king  of Israel.     In 1 Samuel 24 it tells  about David’s easy opportunity  to get rid of Saul  and start his own reign  as king.     But,  instead of taking revenge,  David said to Saul  in 1 Samuel 24:12,

May the LORD judge  between you and me,  and may the LORD avenge me  on you;  but my hand  shall not be against you.

That is trust.     David trusted the LORD  to do what is right.     He did not want  to sin  by taking justice  into his own hands.     We don’t have to do a wrong  to try to set things right.     Two wrongs  don’t make a right.

Because God knows  the thoughts and intentions  of absolutely everyone,   He can be totally trusted  to judge rightly  and make all things work  for our good  in the end.     Whatever God chooses to do,  we can trust  that He will bless and care  for those  who put their faith  in His goodness,  justice,  and love.

When anyone constantly picks on us  for no good reason,  it is good for us  to remember  what Paul says  in Romans 8:28,

And we know  that God causes  all things  to work together  for good  to those who love God,  to those who are called  according to His purpose.

Let us make sure we put God first  in all of our living — like David did — and entrust our lives  into His tender care.     Our LORD judges all things righteously  and for our eternal good  in the end.

As we dwell  on our Lord’s goodness  and trustworthiness,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  You are my Rock,  my Fortress,  and my Shield  in all of life.     Thank You  for forgiving all of my sins  for Jesus’ sake  and for taking care  of all my needs.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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