Leviticus 19:18 You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
Vengeance=ekdikésis in the greek and means a defense, vengeance, full punishment, avenging of wrong, justice or retribution.
Tempted to take revenge against the one who has offended or hurt you? Don't do it! Vengeance belongs to God so instead of hate, the call from God to you today is the opposite of vengeance which is to forgive,love and be kind for vengeance does not belong to man, but to God.
Romans 12:19-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.
People of God, take not even the thought of revenge for vengeance belongs to God and not you. Trust Him in the situation and He will work on your behalf if you take your hands off of it and let God be God.
As the people of God we must believe without a doubt that God has our back. We belong to Him and He has our best interest. He WILL work on behalf of His people. Scripture declares that the eyes of the Lord is upon the righteous.
Yes! God is in control, even of our enemies and all those who have wronged us so let Him be in charge and the judge of all affairs concerning our life and the wrong done against us.
Here is what Jesus says to us in Matthew 5:43-45 You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you; Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons and daughters of your Father in heaven."
When we as the people of God let God take "vengeance" into his hands we are making a statement that we belong to God, we trust God to work on our behalf because we know He is in control of what happens to us and He WILL take vengeance on our enemies on our behalf.
God is calling His people to LOVE on today and not to being vengeful.
The same word (LOVE) that Jesus commanded of us in which He states is the GREATEST commandments of all MUST be applied in our lives even in situations and circumstances that we may feel or believe warrants us to pay back someone for wrong they have done to us.
Let's listen to Matthew 22:36-40 Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law?”37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
Love my neighbor! Who is my neighbor? Our neighbor is not just someone we know by name or even a relative. Everyone is our neighbor regardless if we know them or not. Our neighbor is anyone who has a need, anyone we can help or serve.
Remember, God does not think like the world. The world says "an eye for an eye" but God says "LOVE" your enemies.
Vengeance belongs to God!
I can look back over my life when I had been wrong by many people trusted and thought loved and cared about me. I have experienced hurt and pain at the hands of them and my enemies that were unbearable and severe at times and I did not take revenge eventhough the thought crossed my mind, but instead I cried out to God for strength to endure until He came through and work on my behalf against my enemies.
Avegeance on my behalf from God did not happened immediately but one truth of the matter is that it DID happen. YES, God did and continues to come through on my behalf as the "Avenger" against my enemies who have intentionally wronged me.
People of God understand this one thing and that is when you choose to live according to God's commandments you will look like a fool to the people of the world who do not know God but I am a witness today that God IS your "AVENGER". Trust Him! The fool in the end will be those who have wronged you and not you.
God is your "AVENGER"! Let these words marinate in your mind on today.
The Sovereign God of the universe is in control of all the affairs of the world, including your life and mine.
People of God, let the Lord your God be your hope on today.
IT IS THE LORD WHO IS GOD! THE GREASTEST AVENGER!
GET YOUR HANDS OFF THE SITUATION PEOPLE OF GOD!!
THE LORD YOUR GOD IS YOUR "AVENGER!
God bless you all.
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