God Will Recompense

“For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution” (Hebrews 2:2).

Some versions states that every transgression will receive a just recompense. This is why God warns us not to take vengeance and to forgive when others wrong us. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord”” (Romans 12:19).

In some instances, recompense relates to being given compensation or money as a reward because you have suffered or been wronged by someone. So on the one hand God is saying don’t render evil for evil and do not try to pay back people who have caused you harm. This is because when God decides to pay them back even you will feel sorry for them. On the other hand God is also saying that when we forgive and let go of hurts done to us by others then he will give us a reward.

I believe that this is our year of recompense for areas where we have suffered harm. “We have sown in many tears but praise God that those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy” (Psalm 126:5)!

We have to maintain hope, trust and confidence in God that he saw our suffering and afflictions and that this was not in vain. His word cannot go back to him void and we believe that God will restore that which was stolen and lost. We surrender our worries and cares to him and lift our eyes to him with expectancy. Our God rewards those of us who continue to seek him earnestly.