“But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” (Psalm 75:7)


It took the vengeance of the Lord for Moses to enforce Israel’s release from Egypt. Whatever or whoever was resisting Moses did not go unpunished. When it was time for the children of Israel to be delivered from Egypt, the Lord told Moses, “And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand. And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go” (Exodus 3:19–20).

To fulfill God’s mandate, Moses needed knowledge of God’s “vengeance” to take his place of authority. He didn’t go toPharaoh or Egypt’s court for permission. No. By faith, Moses invoked the justice system of God, the Supreme Court ofthe universe, and because of Pharaoh’s resistance, the judgment started upon Egypt.

Psalm 75:7 states, “But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” Isaiah 33:22 says, “For the Lordis our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.”


Dear God, I praise You for Your great power. Thank you for Your divine assignment and that You will remove every enemy and obstacle before me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Dr. Bill Winston’s book, Vegeance of the Lord. To order this uplifting book, click here.

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