No vengeance

Is it hard for you to forgive?  Even knowing that it is a prayer requirement of Christ, does it grate on you to let someone off “scott free” after you have been hurt?  It may help to remember the promise of God. “Dear friends, never avenge yourselves.  Leave that to God.  For it is written, ‘I will take vengeance; I will repay those who deserve it” says the Lord”. (Romans 12:19)  To release the right to repay those who wound us is a Christ-like action.  “Christ did not retaliate when He was insulted.  When He suffered, He did not threaten to get even.  He left His case in the hands of God who always judges fairly.” (1 Peter 2:23)  As you pray today, will you do what He did?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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