RELIGION CORNER: Justice – The Washington Informer
Paul said to the believers who had suffered injustice: âBeloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give in to anger: for it is written: Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says the Lord. – Romans 12:19
Last week, as I called the attendance list at the school where I teach, her name stood out among all the others. His name was “Justice”. Many thoughts crossed my mind like, I wonder why his mother and father called him Justice; was it a reflection or was it for revenge?
Then on Saturday my daughter spoke about getting justice for the things that happened in her life. As we continued to have our daily conversations, this word must have been spoken a dozen or more times. Without a doubt, I knew that I had been given my topic for this week.
This is how God works – He drops crumbs in our lives, and all we need to do is pay attention and notice what He is telling us. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and there are many women who suffer from mental violence from another, maybe even from her husband. My ex-husband was physically and mentally abusive.
If that doesn’t drive you crazy or crack you up, then make a plan for success for your life. Start taking action on this plan daily. You will get justice, because it will be God’s business. 2 Thessalonians 1: 6 says, âIt is right with God to reward the tribulations of those who trouble you. “
According to this verse, we must not try to solve our own problems – we must move forward peacefully and let the matter be settled by God.
When Paul wrote to believers in Thessalonians, they suffered severe persecution and horrific abuse from unbelieving Jews and pagans. That’s when he told them that.
God leads me to remind those of you who constantly engage in mental abuse should stop forcing others to be what you want them to be. Repent and ask God for forgiveness. You could take advantage of your wife by using the family income however you want, treating your wife like she is your prostitute, daring her to spend a dime. The minute she decides to buy something and you notice the missing small funds in the bank account, all hell breaks loose. It is a problem!
First of all, such a couple is unequally coupled. The husband is supposed to take care of his wife and children; he is the head of the family. But today, far too many mothers have failed to raise men to become heads of families. From where I’m standing, I’ve watched how we’ve lost a generation or more, because far too many millennials today, for the most part, haven’t taken themselves and their families to church. They lack love for themselves and for others. We cannot expect a man to know how to take care of his family if he does not have the love of God in his heart.
Friends, if you are reading this column and you have children who don’t worship God, start asking them to go to church with you.
Lyndia Grant is a speaker / writer living in the DC area. His radio show, âThink on These Things,â airs Fridays at 6 p.m. on 1340 AM (WYCB), a Radio One station. To reach Grant, visit his website, www.lyndiagrant.com, email [email protected] or call 240-602-6295. Follow her on Twitter @LyndiaGrant and on Facebook.