Saturday, December 29, 2012


in daily life, from public transport when we are kick whit elbow or a "lie" to us and we want to hit him back in the same way, unkind saleswoman at the kiosk, which should read the lesson; arrogant colleague at work that needs to be set in place; Head of whom we are very happy retorted when we feared for the job: and to the community in which we go, and throw as on the carpet someone for no reason, there is a sense of the need to take revenge for all the hits, unkind words, threats and criticisms, for we are sure that we did not deserve it.
Although it is not good, sometimes you just like to return the beating left you received, or to respond to an insult to a pungent replica. Sometimes you manage to refrain, sometimes not.
God understands this and our feelings. Of course, but they did not approve. Not because we would not know how, but rather because he knows that we go too far with a vengeance.
The question of revenge, it is mentioned at the very beginning of God's word, when Lamech, tenfold penalty which will take revenge for their wounds, compared to what God has ordained as an retaliation for Cain's wounds.
Instead of looking for revenge, God instructs us in the quest for love, because love is the greatest force that is an appropriate any situation, even one in which we want to take revenge. This is one of the most difficult tasks that we, as Christians, but not impossible, and God has not left us without guidance.
That is why we speak the word:

John 13:34-35 (New International Version)
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Romans 12:19-21 (New International Version)
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,”[a] says the Lord. 20 On the contrary: “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.”[b] 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Hebrews 10:30 (New International Version)
For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[a] and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

Romans 12:17 (New International Version)
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.

2 Thessalonians 1:6 (New International Version)
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you

Proverbs 20:22 (New International Version)
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.

Matthew 5:44 (New International Version)
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Mark 11:25 (New International Version)
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

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