Doing justice the wrong way
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Here you can find various themes, such as “From Children to Parents.” We have met many people, including pastors’ wives, who had a very troubled childhood because they ‘re parents never received certain warnings, so we created this post, where children direct themselves to parents. It is important to read these articles so you can know your role as a mother, and also because you are a daughter. We are all sons or daughters!
We also have messages about health by Katia Cardoso, Luisa Teixeira writes articles directed towards the assistants, Silvia Alvarenga writes articles for the youths, and I write an article every week talking about a Bible verse, comparing a theme and mentioning specific situations of our daily lives.
We’ve been reading this week about Jochebed, when she left her son on the Nile River and how Pharaoh’s daughter adopted him, and allowed Moses’ mother to take care of him.
Today, accompany me as we read the following verses:
“Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. “(Ex.2: 11,12).
Moses’ reaction was wrong because he was taken by the circumstances. And every time this happens, we act wrongly, reaping the consequences.
When you make a mistake, you look around to make sure no one is watching, you try to hide it. When you want to hide something, it is because it is wrong and belongs to the darkness! You are not doing what is right, it is unrighteous and you know it, which is why you hide it.
After Adam and Eve had eaten the forbidden fruit, they hid, just like Moses hid the Egyptian in the sand.
When you make a mistake and hide it – even a child does this – you are not facing your wrongful action. Moses did not assume his mistake by admitting: “I acted on an impulse and killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew.”
While Moses was in the palace he had no knowledge of how his people were being treated. When he left the palace he realized the injustice committed by the Egyptians, who subjected his people to the drudgery of slavery.
Even though it was unfair for the Egyptians to treat the Hebrew people the way they did it was not right for Moses to try to do “justice” with his own hands. Just like today, if a demon-possessed person does what is wrong, we cannot do justice our way. That is the wrong way to react. We cannot allow ourselves to be dominated by our impulses. Every time you have an impulse to act according to your nature or desire, breathe! Think: “God help me!” Ask for God’s guidance, ask Him to help you so that you do not take justice into your own hands, and be driven by impulses and feelings. This is the right way to do it!
Tomorrow or in the future, whether you are a Christian or not, believe in God or not, you will reap the consequences of your actions.
Remember: God respects your will. That’s why we need to dependent on Him, because our will desires to take revenge and repay evil with evil. Therefore the Lord Jesus said good, good is only God! We human beings are not good.
Friend, be rational and do not let yourself be driven by your impulses.
I want to have your participation in this article: what are you facing right now? Do you want to act the wrong way? Have you already made this mistakes and are suffering the consequences of it now? So, therefore, be rational. Take action, from now on, do things the right way. Do not dwell over the past. Intelligent faith looks forward!
A big hug and on Monday we’ll be back.