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REVENGE AND VENGEANCE OH MY!
When we are seeking revenge we are looking for some type of retaliation for some wrong that has been done to us. Vengeance is when we find a way to inflict injury, harm, or humiliate another who has or have not harmed us.
Revenge and Vengeance are like candy to the hateful, a gift from the Devil designed to appease their appetite for injustice or an attempt to take justice unto their own hands. Whatever the case may be, both lead men to some type of physical or emotional satisfaction. In the Eyes of God, both lead men to Death.
Revenge and Vengeance are also powerful motivators, the thing is they feed off of all the wrong reasons, travel in all the wrong directions, and payback could cost you your life. I would beware; when do things ever go the way we plan them?
When a person is set on revenge, they may have a poor perception of who should face the music. Too often, their acts of vengeance find its way to the ones who don’t deserve their wrath; simply because most are cowards filled with some type of exaggerated Hate. Postal and school shoot ups are perfect examples.
I have observed when acts of violence occur, the person or persons the Hate is all about, are usually watching the drama unfold on Television with the rest of us? Watching someone they know act out twisted perversions that reach far and wide on the innocent.
When will we learn Vengeance can never be fed enough; it has an appetite that can’t be fulfilled. And when will we learn our actions can easily create our downfall causing us to become the victim of our own follies.
I am gonna get you back crimes only lead to more sorrow because Hate lives on in that type of environment. There is no such thing as satisfaction through more Hate. But there is a way to ease our pain for it is written: Dearly beloved revenge not yourselves, but (rather) give place unto wrath; for it is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12:19 KJV
Revengeful people love to abuse An Eye for an eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, etc., from Exodus 21:24 in the Old Testament as their go-to biblical verse for committing all manner of evil. The God of the Old Testament was a God of War, but he is also a Merciful God who sent his only son Jesus Christ for the World to gain a New Order.
In other words, an eye for an eye don’t work anymore; Love your neighbor as yourself is not new, but it’s one of the Commandments if obeyed can get us to the Promise Land. It’s too bad not all love themselves let alone you.
Mahatma Gandhi said; An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
God will see to it that justice is done. We don’t have to be burden with resentment, anger, bitterness or revenge. It’s the Lord’s. Once we lay our troubles on the Altar of Prayer things change; our responsibility now is to Forgive, for beyond revenge is forgiveness.
Don’t let bitterness take root, pity them that would do you harm, while seeking righteousness, for revenge and vengeance are acts of individual satisfaction that won’t go over well for your Own Salvation.
FYI: When we forgive those who rise up against us the Bible tells us in Luke 20:43 to keep forgiving Until I make your enemies your footstool.
That don’t mean to kick them when they are down; show yourself to be marvelous, loving and kind. The best revenge is to be unlike those who prefer to perform injuries on others for whatever reason, or none whatsoever.
Vengeance is mine saith the Lord is good enough for me, and It’s Something To Think About!
Thank you, Lord, for it is in Jesus name that we pray.
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