Promise of the Day: Romans 12:19

by Rebecca Olmstead on January 6, 2015

in Promise of the Day


Today’s promise is Romans 12:19:

“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”

Americans love justice. I love to watch movies and read books where the bad guys get what’s coming to them, don’t you? So, is God trying to take away my fun by not letting me settle my own scores? No. When I trusted Jesus as my Savior, I took my own judgment out of the hands of the accuser and handed it over to The Lord. Now, if He has the sole right to punish me for my sin, how can I claim the authority to punish others for their tresspasses against me? Am I not a sinner like any other person? Praise God that He has freed us from the burden of revenge, which robs us of peace, joy,–and health!

Have a victorious day in The Lord!



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