DON’T DO IT
“Dearly beloved, avenge not
yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance
is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
Many years ago when I lived in Oklahoma there was a person who just rubbed
me the wrong way. One day as I was driving past her house, I saw her
in her driveway trying to change a flat tire. I am ashamed to admit
this, however it is true, I started laughing. She had hurt me by
some unkind remarks she had made to me and I was glad she was having
trouble. Guess what happened to me? Within an hour, I had
three flat tires while I was driving!
Before you start judging me, I suggest you search your own heart.
How many times have you wanted to say or do something in retaliation to
someone? Perhaps you didn’t say or do anything but you thought it in
How about your husband or wife, have they said or did something that
really upset and hurt you? You may have stopped talking to them for
a while or ignored them. The Bible says that we are to be at peace
with one another.
We need to ask God to forgive us for our bad thoughts and actions toward
other people and let Him handle the situation. We must never forget
that when we hurt other people, we hurt Jesus.
May 20, 2005