14. Vengeance is Mine!

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NKJV (Romans 12:19) 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

Seeing all the unmercifulness and injustice in the world can make us sad and angry.
God has created a grandiose creation and has written down in Scripture, how we should love one another. As Christians, give room to wrath, we ourselves don’t have to intervene:

NKJV (Psalm 4: 4) 4 Be angry, and do not sin….

Only God (YHWH) as Creator has the full right to retaliate the wrath.
Jesus encouraged us, to save the peace under oppression:

NKJV (John 16:33) 33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
NKJV (Matthew 5: 38-42) 38 You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.

So as a Christian, do not ever repay someone’s bad behavior:

NKJV (1 Thessalonians 5: 15-18) 15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

For our own saving, let us carefully follow Jesus’ example and words:

NKJV (Psalm 2:12) 12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
NKJV (John 3:36) 36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

We can rely entirely on God, our righteous Creator will repay evil.
Just as during the flood – in the days of Noah – the wicked were wiped of the earth, so will in the last of days the wicked be destroyed by the violence of nature.

The theme of this article is: “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

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