WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
Revenge is sweet say some. But for all of us, the desire to keep things even is great.
What Does The Bible Say?
Romans 12:16-21 says... "Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly, never be conceited. Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends upon you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." No, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
From this passage we learn...
1. We are to live in harmony with others.
2. Watch out for arrogance.
3. Do not seek revenge.
4. Ask yourself what is the noble response.
5. So far as depends on you, live peaceably with others.
6. Leave vengeance to God.
7. You can overcome evil with good.
Letting God keep score demands faith on our part but remember...
WE ARE TO LIVE BY FAITH!