Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19
Revenge is to inflict punishment in return (for injury or insult).
Who is the ultimate owner of revenge and vengeance?
What happens when we take revenge in our own hands?
There is a price to pay for evil and wickedness. When you take revenge and vengeance on your own, you get in the way and leave no room for God’s Wrath who is the ultimate owner of revenge and vengeance.
God loves you so much HE avenged all hurt through Jesus Christ on the Cross. HE took all hurt, injustice, wickedness, evil, sin, emotional pain, abuse, insults and misunderstandings on the cross. Jesus Christ’s blood was shed to pay the price and avenge all the wrongs which have happened to ALL. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection you have victory over the hurt in your life.
Are there any hurts of injustice in your life? Do you have any broken relationships because of hurtful words, a misunderstanding, money or abuse? There is a high probability someone will hurt you today. How have you handled these hurts in the past?
The Word of God is very clear. Never take revenge, but leave room for the wrath of God. God wants all to come unto him. HIS desire is to see all redeemed.
Are you aware there might be subtle ways in which you are taking revenge?
Revenge is anytime you intentionally inflict pain on someone else for the harm he or she has done to you. Are you aware when you use the silent treatment this is a subtle form of revenge? Giving someone a cold shoulder by stopping any form of interaction is a subtle form of revenge. It is a method of inflicting subtle pain on someone else.
Can you trust Christ Jesus today with all of your hurt, pain, rejection, injustice, condemnation, abuse and misunderstandings? There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. HE has set you free from the law of hurt, pain, rejection, and abuse. HE has given you the law of the Spirit which is life, victory, joy, peace and redemption.
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