Today is a day for sober reflection. One of the worlds most notorious killers was sent to face his Creator and Judge last night. Here are some passages for reflection...
"Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live." (Ezekiel 33:11)
"Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,"
"And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:6-7)
If justice was served, and I believe it was, than it is important for Christians to be careful not to rejoice with those who confuse justice with revenge. There should be no room for vengeance in the hearts of those who, though deserving of God's wrath, have been saved by His grace.
What are your thoughts?