In my nature, I feel obligated to call out every dirty, rotten scoundrel that has lied, which in turn, caused great harm to many people. I want to vilify them and shout out their crimes for all to hear. I desire that others know my dissatisfaction with their actions and voice my opinion that they should receive justice for their torturous and treasonous behavior. However, according to the book of 1 Peter, we shouldn’t revile. Jesus didn’t. Even when they physically tortured him, he kept his peace. Do you know why? Because it is God’s place to handle those people and make them pay. I’m struggling with this one because I feel that calling out these crimes is the only way to open the eyes of the blind to ensure justice is served. Who am I that I should go against what God says in his word? Jesus was not gentle with the Pharisees and Sadducees but called them out for their hypocrisy. Maybe there is a fine line that we shouldn’t cross. Tread carefully, my friends, and do your best to try not to disappoint God when making people aware of the many crimes committed by government officials and their use of private businesses.
When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 1 Peter 2:23
For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 1 Peter 2:15