They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” (Revelation 6:10 ESV)
Vengeance or justice is a natural law of nature. The Bible says that we will reap what we sow.
The righteous dead
In today’s Scripture, the righteous dead prayed to God for vengeance just like the blood of innocent Abel cried out for vengeance. Human blood is so precious and dear that it must cry out for justice even when the innocent victim is dead. It is possible that some dead righteous do not pray for vengeance, however, God the avenger revenges even if the dead person does not cry our for justice and vengeance.
Jesus did not cry out for vengeance but Judas was punished. Repentance and the blood of Jesus, however, will save the guilty because mercy triumphs over judgement.
It is sad that some people and religions believe that they can destroy the innocent without paying for their spiritual crimes. Some religions and cults including some organisations that pretend to be Christian Churches but are inherently evil commit abominations involving human blood through external symbolic rites and rituals.
All these religions delight in rituals and human sacrifices as part of worship but God is a just God. He is the avenger and will avenge the blood of the innocent even if the innocent do not cry out for vengeance and justice.
The reason is because the foundation of God’s throne is righteousness and justice and human blood is very sacred. He will not be mocked and fooled. He will demonstrate that He is God by fighting for the helpless and sacrificed innocent, regardless of how powerful the religion or organisation that sacrificed them is.
May we all cherish and appreciate human life and blood and avoid all manner of atrocities that harm the human race. God is on His Holy throne and He is a just God who does not accept bribes. Blessed be His Holy name.