Hope in God
Vindicate: To exact revenge for; avenge. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof.
Albert Einstein is considered one of the smartest men in the world. Einstein, for his part, did so poorly in school that when his father asked his son’s headmaster what profession his son should adopt, the answer was simply, "It doesn’t matter; he’ll never make a success of anything.” He was vindicated by his theory of general relativity and the Nobel Prize in physics, among many other areas of critical thinking.
We all know how good it feels to be vindicated . . . how frustrating it is to be misunderstood or wrongly accused. Psalm 43 opens with a prayer to God for vindication before ungodly enemies:
Vindicate me, O God,and plead my cause against an ungodly nation;Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man! ~ Ps. 43:1
May we, like the Psalmist, turn to God for our vindication and not exact revenge on our enemies. It's hard to not take matters into our own hands . . .
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. ~ Lev. 19:18
- WHAT CAN I LEARN ABOUT GOD THROUGH THIS PSALM:
- I praise God that my exceeding joy is found in Him alone
- I praise God that, in times of frustration of injustice, GOD SEES and is my deliverer