There comes a time in life when someone will do something that frustrates you, offends you, or just makes you feel like dirt. This happened to me recently and I intended to get back at the person. I figured that if they can attack me, I could attack them. Instead of acting on impulse, I sat down and thought about how I felt, vented to a few people, and finally turned to the bible for the final opinion.
I bought myself a study bible a while back when I saw my friend using one at church. What is great about a study bible is that the scriptures have explanations and examples so things are relatable to young adults. In the back of the book are words such as love, marriage, money, choices, and change. These words have scriptures listed underneath to reference. Today, I looked for the word revenge and found the perfect verse for my situation.
Romans 12:17-21 states, “Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. 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. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”
I am sure that after reading Romans 12:17-21, you can figure out what I chose to do about the person who was treating me badly. As the scripture states, I will not pay back evil with more evil. I will conquer it by doing good. I suggest this to all of you, today. Remember to let God fight our battles for us.