There are Consequences for any type of Abuse!
We will find people in every organization, group, family, whatever the setting who hold power. Some receive a position because of association, family, trade or by whatever means. The problem with some of those who hold power is that they abuse their authority even though they have power. An individual may have power, but limited or no authority to exceed their power. Still, some would even dare to do so. They are in the church community, principalities, rulers, in high places, in all areas of government, family, and the work place. The problem at times is that those who do not understand the use of power, and even if they do, will blatantly abuse their boundaries. Let us bring to mind a few who are listed in the Bible:
*Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel 3-4. This man abused his power and in the end, he paid for it by humility and his acknowledgement of the only One and True God Who has ALL power.
*Jehoram who killed his brothers and paid the price for his murderous behaviour, II Chronicles 21:1-4 – God saw his evil deeds.
*Herod thought he could kill all the babies in his attempt to kill Jesus. Even as an adult, Herod planned to kill Jesus (Luke 13). Herod really thought himself to be mighty and powerful. While he spoke, God’s vengeance was upon him (Acts 12:21-23).
So, you have power to act in any way you choose, and to abuse anyone whom you desire to harm. God is watching, and He has a day to respond to all those who abuse their power and authority. Which one of these persons do you represent?
Psalm 50:21, “These [things] hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thought that I was altogether [such an one] as thyself: [but] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes.
God’s silence is not an indication of overlooking evil!