It Reflects Patience
Returning evil for evil was never God’s plan for us as we are taught Christ said he would make our enemies our footstool! If we choose to return the evil which comes against us the consequences are worse then if we wait on the Lord and he will take care of it for us. This does not mean we’re a doormat as we wait, but we are to use common sense in every situation and God’s plan will work out over our way’s. “Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee”.(Proverbs 20:22).
When we wait patiently on the Lord he will see to it that what is best for us will come to pass if we abide in his truth. “Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy loving kindnesses; for they have been ever of old”.(Psalm 25:3-6)
The biggest part of faith in the life of a Believer is to put full trust in God who oftentimes works in ways we do not expect yet is always the best result and know that it was by faith God brought our prayer to pass! “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infimities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God”.(Romans 8:24-27). “The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord”.(Lamentations 3:24-26).
In the last days as some will not listen to sound doctrine and will then take the mark of the beast all Christians are warned to avoid from taking, it is then shown the patience of the saints as they keep their faith in Christ! “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus”.(Revelation 14:11,12).