“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book” (Psalm 56:8 NLT)
Psalm 56:6-9 (The Message)
5-6) They don’t let up—
they smear my reputation
and huddle to plot my collapse.
They gang up,
sneak together through the alleys
To take me by surprise,
wait their chance to get me.
7) Pay them back in evil!
Get angry, God!
Down with these people!
8) You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn
through the sleepless nights,
Each tear entered in your ledger,
each ache written in your book.
9) If my enemies run away,
turn tail when I yell at them,
Then I’ll know
that God is on my side.
God is our Accountant and our Vindicator! He is willing and ready to heal our every hurt and pain. He wants to restore to us everything that has been stolen. But, have we paused recently to think about what it would be like if we were on the opposite side of God being our Accountant and Vindicator? Have we wronged others? Have we said things about others that smear their reputation or gang up with others to cause people or groups of people to fall or to look small so we can walk in pride?
Matthew 12:36 NIV “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.”
Romans 14:12NIV “So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.”
By the way accountants subtract as well as add, don’t they? Vindicators prove who is right and who is wrong, don’t they?