Vengeance Belongs Only to God
|In the multitude of my anxieties with me,|
Your comforts delight my soul.
~ Ps. 94:19
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather, give place to wrath; for it is written,
'Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,' says the Lord.
~ Rom. 12:19
We are reminded in this passage in Romans to do GOOD to those who wrong us . . . for the express purpose of 'heaping coals on his head" to melt him into repentance and friendship. Easy to say, hard to do, right!
And teach out of Your law.
Some Bible translations translate "chasten" with "instruct" - as Job says,
Happy is the man whom God corrects; therefore, do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.
|How well do you respond to God's "pruning shears?|
When God chastens His children, He will teach them, and blessed is the man who is thus taken under a divine discipline, for none teaches like God.