Vengence Is God’s, Not Ours

revengeRevenge is forbidden for Christians… in every circumstance… without exception. If we take revenge, we don’t trust God to do what He says He will do. Romans 12:19, “Never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.'”

What our revenge looks like: A cold glance, look, or stare. Saying… or NOT saying… anything to anyone that hurts or harms another person. Doing… or NOT doing something… that harms another person. Being glad or happy when something bad happens to one who has harmed us (Pr 24:17-18).

To take revenge on anyone for anything is to arrogantly attempt to sit on the throne of judgment for which you are not qualified. And consider this… if you as a Christian take revenge in any form, God then has two to deal with. The person upon whom will fall His discipline to begin with, then he will lovingly discipline you for disobeying His command not to take revenge.

Whoever has hurt you… whoever it is that has wounded you… forgive them as God has forgiven YOU (Eph 4:32) remembering what is written in Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

There is one way NOT to take revenge: Believe God will… and do it better than you ever could. Thus back to Ro 12:19, “Never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.'”

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