Hello, the Lord has given me something in Psalm 137:7 which says,
“Remember, Lord, what the Edomites did
on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down,” they cried,
“tear it down to its foundations!””
The Psalmist is asking God to remember the Edomites did to Jerusalem. They had cried out that Jerusalem was torn down to its foundations. The Psalmist is asking God to remember that, and serve justice to the Edomites.
There was another time when God’s man was persecuted unfairly. When people cried out against Him. But, He didn’t cry out that God serve those people justice. That man is Jesus. He was persecuted, and crucified on a cross. He was treated completely unfairly, because He had never sinned. But, instead of railing out against the people or against us, He asked God to forgive us! He asked that God pardon our sin. He paid the price of our sin with His life!
The People cried out against Jesus. They said to “Crucify Him!”. But now, His people (all believers), are crying out, “Holy, Holy, Holy!”. He changed us with His own life. He laid down His life for His enemies, so that we might become His sheep. He took us into the fold of God, even though we deserved to be in hell. Jesus has given His own life that we might live. He has not asked for justice, but for mercy for us. Let us praise Him!
Dear Father in Heaven,
Thank You so much that You have given to us Your only son to die for us. Thank You that You took us into Your fold. Thank You, Jesus, that You gave Your very own life for us on a cross. Thank You for giving us so many blessings, and for taking the curse. Please help me to praise You with all my heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland