Vengeance

Vengeance

 

Luke_6-37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven

Luke_6-37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven

 

 

MEMORY VERSE

 
BIBLE PASSAGE

 

 

 
INTRODUCTION
Vengeance is seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived offence or injury. God forbids us to avenge ourselves – Lev. 19: 18. How do you respond when someone wrongs you or tries to discredit you? Do you rehearse old offences and feel hurt again? It is our prayers that the Lord will teach us how to close the door on past hurts in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

 

 

OUTLINE
1. CAUSES OF VENGEANCE
2. SOLUTION TO HURTS
3. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT AVENGE

 

 

 

 

CAUSES OF VENGEANCE
One of the causes of vengeance is failure to forgive. People try to take vengeance on past sins not forgiven. The Lord teaches us to forgive – Matt. 18: 21-22; Matthew 6: 14-15. Jesus Christ commands us to love our enemies, bless those who curse us, do good to those who hate us and pray for those who spitefully use and persecute us – Matt. 5:44.

 

People go into vengeance when they try to avenge a perceived wrong2 Sam. 10:1-5.

 

Not letting go of the past is another cause of vengeance – 1 Kings 2: 5-9; Mk. 6: 24-25.

 

 

 

 

 

SOLUTION TO HURTS
God does not want His children to avenge themselves. You must, therefore, never reward evil for good – Prov. 17:13; 2 Sam. 14: 29-33; Luke 6:31; Rom. 12:20-21.

 

Learn to leave judgments to GodPs. 94; Deut. 32:35; Heb. 10:30. God is a better judge. You are limited but God is not – Acts. 12: 1-23.

 

Pray for the spirit of forgiveness. Be Christ-like because in spite of all Jesus Christ suffered, He prayed for His persecutors – Luke 23: 34; Phil 2: 5-8.

 

 

 

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT AVENGE
• It is God’s command – 1 Pet. 3:19; 1 Thss. 5:15; Prov. 20: 22.

 
• God’s vengeance could be much more than yours – 2 Sam. 12: 7-14; Rom. 12: 17-21; Prov. 25: 21-22.

 
• Your refusal to avenge makes you better than others – Acts 7: 59-60.

 
• Your good can change others – Rom. 12: 21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION
As true children of God we should be Christ-like. Jesus never sought revenge even when He was being nailed to the cross. He offered forgiveness. Leave vengeance to God and allow Him to be the only Judge.

 

 

 

 

QUESTIONS
1. What is vengeance?
2. What are the causes of vengeance?
3. What are solutions to hurts?

 

 

 

 
Ex. 22: 24

  • God’s vengeance can be terrible. Leave vengeance to Him.

 

 
Lev. 20: 5

– Do not toy with sin because of God’s vengeance on sinners.

 

 

 
Num. 14: 12

  • God will avenge you of your enemies.

 
1 Sam. 2: 25

  • The wrath of God will come on disobedience.

 

 
2 Kg. 9: 7

  • God does not allow anyone to cast insults on His prophet.

 
Pro. 20: 22

  • It is God’s wisdom to leave vengeance to Him.

 

 
1 Cor. 6: 7

  • Settling issues in court amongst brethren is not of God.
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