Thursday, July 9, 2015

Should we seek revenge when facing injustice?

Dear readers,

Here are a few thoughts about forgiveness. May you be blessed by your read.

We all have been facing painful situations; a friend or a colleague betrayed us…we have acted the right way, yet injustice has been done to us, some people have mistreated us voluntarily.

Most of us would be tempted to seek vengeance when facing such situations. The Creator, however, expects us to handle them differently.

The Book of Deuteronomy, 32:35 clearly states:

“Vengeance is mine and recompense when their foot shall slip; for the day their calamity is near and the impending things are hastening upon them.”

The verse above is very clear: we should let our Lord handle any injustice done to us and not seek revenge by ourselves.

Also forgiveness is supposed to be the right path for the true disciple.

Look at Yeshua’s answer to Peter when he asks Him:

“How often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

“I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.…”

We are invited to be generous in forgiving.

To be able to do so, we must learn to allow our Lord to lead our lives fully. Do not waste your time seeking revenge over your enemies. Let Him handle each life situation you are facing, because He has always prepared things for your very best.

Why forgive?

I once offered the 4 gospels to a Jewish person who didn’t mind reading the content until he found out about Yeshua’s words about forgiveness. These words had the effect of a bomb on him. I also think that this person had a wrong perception of forgiveness.

Hatred is a prison; forgiveness is liberating us.
Have you noticed that when you hate a precise person, you keep thinking about that person over and over again?
Your enemy probably doesn’t even know that you are spending so much time thinking about him/her.

The more you hate him or her, the bigger the image of the person in your mind. You are mentally in prison. The only way to liberate yourself is to let the person go by complete forgiveness.

We should definitely stop worrying about what will happen to our enemy. Forgive and let life go its course, our Lord can handle the situation for us. Let us trust Him with all our hearts.


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