Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. (Romans 12:19 NIV)
Imagine if we lived in a world where everyone sought revenge every time someone wronged them…imagine that! What would this world look like? Thank God some of us still believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. When you strive daily to have a Godly heart, it allows you to adopt the role of being the bigger person in every situation. Like it or not, someone will wrong you again; upset you, curse you, hurt you, disappoint you…Why? Simply because they are human. You are human too! We all have fallen short of God’s glory and if you say you have not, then you’re struggling with a prideful spirit. Stay tuned for what the bible has to say about that!
Love must be an action that we strive to do in every area of our lives, even to our enemies. Yup, that’s right, God commands that we love our enemies too! The bible also says, ”Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse…Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone…If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:14,17,20,21)
Stop right now and think back on your past when Jesus showed up and worked everything out… Ask yourself, If he did it before, why would he leave me now? The answer is simple, He will never leave you or forsake you. So next time someone has wronged you, hurt you, cursed you, took vengeance against you and you’re ready to take matters in to your own hands, rest in the Lord Jesus Christ knowing that vengeance is HIS! Amen.
God bless you.
Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
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