Revenge Through Forgiveness

One of the hardest things Jesus had to do was resist the urge to strike back at those who wronged Him.

Some think Jesus came to bring peace.

The fact is, He came to bring a sword, dividing right from wrong.

On the day Christ was crucified, with a world of hatred poured out at Him–He refused to fight back–though He could have with twelve legions of angels, destroying anyone in His path.

Yet, when God’s Temple was turned into a marketplace, a “sword” appeared, in the shape of a whip He fashioned Himself; tables were turned over, and thievish scoundrels were driven to the streets.

No matter who we are, we must always remember that our pride must be in God the Father first…never ourselves.

Offenses we experience only go away when we forgive.

Proverbs 22:21-22

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.

When we are humiliated and betrayed by those we love, the best revenge is forgiveness.

The only chance of getting their attention for good, is with burning coals on their head, administered by the Holy Spirit through their conscience and understanding of right and wrong.

I sound like a fool for Christ…I know.

Otherwise I am just a clanging bell.

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