The world today is very fast paced and it’s all about me and how I can prosper and my rights and privileges. It can be a very sad analogy of the truth behind some of our actions.
Putting aside for a second the fact that God said, “Vengeance is mine” – in other words, “leave it with me and I’ll get them for what they did to you” – vengeance doesn’t stop issues from happening again and it only provokes more issues and feeds the hatred and animosity that comes from them.
Does this sound like a peaceable way to live? Is this how Jesus reacted?
Perhaps instead of revenge, a little wisdom and a good problem-solving strategy might be a better way to address the issues and actually help to get them resolved. The only things we want coming back at us are good things. So, we should let God get even with those that hurt us, while we use our wisdom and remain peacemakers to get the victory over the things that come against us.
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God.” …Matthew 5:9