Getting Even

Revenge is a two-edged sword. (from Aesop’s Fables)

When we’ve been offended, we rarely try to just “get even.” We want to hurt the offender even more than he or she hurt us. Many have learned, however, as Aesop infers, that we never get by without hurting ourselves at the same time. The Bible tells us to leave revenge to God; He will be just when he corrects the wrong. In turn, we must learn to forgive and be grateful to God.

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. (Romans 12:19)