By Jennifer Moreno
I’ve heard too many times that saying ‘what comes around goes around,’ or ‘karma will get them.’ Personally I’ve never really liked those sayings no matter how true they may be or if it is even worth thinking about revenge all together.
Yes, people do deserve justice and sometimes we wish life wouldn’t be unfair, but I believe it isn’t up to us to either take revenge in our hands nor wish it to that person. No matter what they did to you, how they made you feel or how unjust the situation may be, have the courage and freedom to let it go.
When it comes to the topic of revenge in the Bible, Romans 12:19 says the following – “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
This verse in the Bible shows us that G-d is in charge of making sure everything is just and it isn’t up to us to take care of revenge nor wish them the worst. On the contrary, we’re supposed to pray for our enemies. G-d will know how to take care of that person or situation.
Mathew 5:39 Jesus spoke about revenge saying ‘you have heard that it was said, ‘AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.’ “But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.”
The bottom line here is that we’re supposed to love our enemies and pray for them … but why though you may ask.
Mathew 5:44-48 goes on to say ‘so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.. you therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” If we are to be sons and daughters of G-d, then we must strive to be perfect as G-d is perfect.
We obviously can’t be perfect ever, but we need to attempt it if we have Christ in our hearts.
G-d expects us to have a better mentality at dealing with unfair situations, not saying it is easy, but as Christians we don’t have an option to think in vengeful ways.
We must leave it to G-d because ultimately He is in control and He has the last say.
Think about it. How can you win someone to Christ by repaying them evil for evil? You can’t!
Therefore my friends, next time you hear someone say don’t worry ‘what goes around comes around,’ just tell them, I rather pray increase for that person’s life, I rather pray that person finds Jesus in their heart so that they don’t continue to hurt others.
And remember Colossians 3:13 – ‘Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.’
Have a blessed day my friends.