Right the Wrong
“When you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.”
Psalm 4:4 (NIV UK)
How often do we rush to defend our words or actions—to justify ourselves in times of altercation? The scripture above explains that reflection is what is needed—inner reflection. Truly searching our hearts to determine our motives. And after that reflection, regardless of our surmise of any given situation, to remain silent about it.
Verse 5 goes on to tell us to offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord. What are the sacrifices of the righteous? Perhaps turning the other cheek, giving a soft answer, remaining silent, trusting in the Lord to right the wrongs we may perceive?
It’s very hard to stay silent when we think ourselves to have been wronged. It’s also sometimes very difficult to truly believe that the Lord will right our wrongs. But, perhaps we have to focus on what the Lord has already done. He came to earth to live a perfect life without sin and then to die for all mankind so that all the horrible wrongs of the world could be put right. How wrong is that? Or maybe it should be how right is that?
In light of the magnitude of that sacrifice, how hard is it to hold our tongue when it comes to our little grievances?
Dear Lord, help us to trust in you and to learn to keep silent at the appropriate times. In Jesus name.
Study by Shirley Henderson
Worldwide Church of God Northampton
Bridgewater Primary School
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