July 11: He Who Avenges Blood

July 11: He Who Avenges Blood

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Chris Rowekamp

“Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion!
Tell among the peoples his deeds!
For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;
he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.”
—Psalm 9:11-12 ESV


The vengeance of God is another tricky subject because it feels violent and can offend modern sensibilities.

For that reason, we need to remember a key fact: God’s vengeance is not about “getting even” but about bringing justice to the afflicted.

And in a world where many powerful people take advantage of the most vulnerable, we should be grateful that God is “he who avenges blood.”

In a world where the poor seem to have no voice, it is refreshing to know that God “does not forget the cry of the afflicted.”

On a societal level, that means that God will one day make all wrongs right.

On a personal level, that means that your prayers are not falling on deaf ears.

God hears you, and he will not forget your cry.

Here is a short prayer to help you invite God into every moment of your day:

Inhale: God,
Exhale: Hear my prayer.

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