Today's Favorite Verse: Numbers 31:1-2, 49
"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.
And they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war which are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us."
I pondered on how vengeance is left to the Lord to decide. I can be wronged but my part is to cry unto the Lord for deliverance.
"And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?" (Luke 18:7)
When the Lord avenges his people he will give them strength to succeed under his direction. Of the 12,000 men that went to fight the Midianites not one of them was lost. That would stand as a testament. The men did wrong later regarding the spoils they returned with, so it was forever a learning process for the children of Israel.