For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” (Heb. 10:30 ESV).
Have you ever been so hurt by someone, that you felt an urge rise within you, like a volcano, to punch them in the face? There is something inside of us all that cries out for justice for others, but does not think about justice for our own faults! And yes, people will be fully rewarded for what they have done. God simply instructs us to let Him to it. He does not want us not to take His job, but rather occupy ourselves with the job He has given us.
God has reserved judgement to Himself. In observing humanity, my own natural inclinations, and studying scriptures, I discovered that, if God leaves judgment to us, including all His power, we will inflict judgment one hundred times more severe than what is deserved. Not only are we quick to seek judgement for others; we will also seek to render the harshest judgement possible. While humanity does deserve God’s most severe punishment, we must allow the Spirit dominion over our fleshly desires.
Do not seek to repay evil to those who have done evil to you? Who amongst us has never felt like doing so? However, the Word rules in our lives-not our feelings. The Lord says we must leave revenge and payment of evil doers to Him. He will fully repay evil.
Rather than repaying evil, what does God want us to do? (Rom. 12:21). Declare that “I am a child of God. Rather than revenge and condemnation, I give love to the world”.
APPLY THE WORD
As long as you seek revenge on your adversaries, God will let you fight them alone! You will see divine results when you choose to let Him do His job.
Ask the Spirit to grant you grace to stay away from vengeance, and yield to His control, and allow Him to be the judge.
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