When you have been wronged for doing the right thing, it can be easy to retaliate for suffering injustice. Remember that God is the ultimate judge.
TV viewers love a story that ends with the bad guy getting caught and going to jail.
All loose ends get neatly wrapped up and justice is served by the end of the show.
Yet life isn't always like that. Married couples need to keep a realistic view of life and the fact is we don't always see justice occur.
Our Need to Right Injustice
In our marital journey, with all of its difficulties and perplexities, many of us have been wronged by others and experienced injustice.
This can be very taxing on the husband or wife who desires justice for their spouse.
But we can rest assured, knowing that in the long run, if our just cause is not dealt with fairly in this life, it certainly will be in the next.
Good will ultimately prevail.
The Enemy may have the latest word, but God will have the last word!
God's Principle on Injustice
The second reality check for marriage is that God will bring all injustice to judgment and right all wrongs:
I thought in my heart, "God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed" (Eccles. 3:17).
We will not win all of our just causes. We may not even see justice -- at least in this life.
But, for the believer, we can rest in God's Holy Word that, in the long run evil will not triumph.
Suffering injustice can put pressure on a marriage, but couples who embrace this reality check may experience peace instead.
For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether is it good or evil (Eccles. 12:14).
Our Response to the Real Judge
In light of God's second reality check, prayerfully answer the following questions:
1. When was the last time that you were wronged for doing the right thing? What was your response?
2. In light of this second reality check, how would you respond now?
Thanking God for His ultimate "righting of all wrongs" is always appropriate.