They lure unsuspecting people into trusting them, only to steal their money
Reference: v.15 See, the Lord is coming with fire,
and his chariots are like a whirlwind;
he will bring down his anger with fury,
and his rebuke with flames of fire. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: As not many people know my home phone number, whenever it rings I know that it is either someone very close to me or a telemarketer. I often answer the phone with a slight hesitation, hoping it is the former rather than the latter.
Recently I have had two calls to my home phone from someone offering me assistance with my Windows computer. While they sound very helpful and friendly on the phone, I am quick to see through their false assistance.
You see, I don’t own a Windows computer and these people are a part of a known scam. They lure unsuspecting people into trusting them with personal logins and passwords, only to skim their bank details and steal their money.
Fortunately, I have heard about such scams and have been quick to show my distrust. The last time they called I asked them how they got my number. The person on the end of the line said, “That’s not important” and then quickly hung up.
I get so angry that these people prey on innocent people by giving false assistance, only to turn around and steal from those who are trustfully naïve.
Application: I will never know who was on the end of the phone, trying to steal money from the innocent. I will never be able to bring them to justice.
While this grates at my righteousness, I know that it is not always my job to bring rebuke. There is much evil and greed going on in our world, and not all who do wrong will be shown consequences here on earth.
My faith gives me hope for a brighter future for those who are in need and it also gives me assurance that justice will be done. God is the ultimate judge and He will make all things right in due time.
All we can do is strive for honesty and integrity in our own lives and thank God that He is the true deliverer of forgiveness and justice.
Prayer: Lord God, we all do wrong and act upon our selfish needs. Show us Your grace and help us to extend that love to others who need to experience it. Amen.
Where can you see injustice? What part can you play in being a part of God’s justice?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.