This verse comes from the Old Testament, but could very easily apply to the world we live in today. That’s because there seems to be no end to mankind’s violence and upheaval…both here and abroad. So what can we glean from this verse to help us? First off, God is the ultimate Law-giver, Who examines the essential character of each person…searching our inner most being and nature for goodness or evil. And not just that but, “He searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts.” (I Chronicles 28:9) In other words, nothing gets past God and as the ultimate Law-giver it’s His responsibility to avenge the wicked, not ours. He reiterates this in Revelations 2:23 when He tells us, “I am He Who searches hearts and minds and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.” We must remember that God is a just God…full of mercy and grace, desiring none to be lost…but at the same time promising a day of judgment for all.