#Proverbs – Chapter 20: Revenge

Scripture:
Proverbs 20:22
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.

Observation:
Justice is in the Lord’s hands. It is not up to us to seek revenge on those who have wronged us.

Application:
So often when we feel that someone has wronged us we hold a grudge and seek our own agenda of revenge. We wait for them to apologize and admit that they were wrong and hurt us. Only then will we consider forgiveness. That is not what this is telling us to do. God will decide in due time how to handle the situation. It is our job to have a soft and forgiving heart. Even when the other doesn’t ask for or receive our forgiveness we should offer it. It only hurts us when we harbor a grudge. And remember that you will be forgiven just as you forgive!

Prayer:
Lord, help me be forgiving and wait upon your judgement. Lord thank you for your mercy and forgiveness towards me and help me to have the same loving spirit toward others.

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