Revenge: It’s Not A Job For You

Back when Jimmy Carter was President, news reporter Sam Donaldson was gaining a well deserved reputation for his aggressive, in-your-face, annoying style of questioning. During the height of the energy crisis Donaldson was assigned to accompany Carter on a trip overseas to a small village near New Delhi. Carter wanted to see firsthand how the citizens of that village solved their energy problems by throwing all the cow manure from their herds into a large pit and then siphoning off the methane gas to light their village lamps.

And so there Carter and Donaldson were, inspecting the process by standing on the lip of the manure pit. It wasn’t long before Donaldson couldn’t resist the urge to make a joke. He said, “If I fell in, you’d pull me out wouldn’t you, Mr. President?” To that, Carter dryly replied “Certainly, (long pause) … after a suitable interval.”

The craving to exact revenge comes so easily for us, doesn’t it? I’ve felt it, and so have you. But what does the Bible teach?

For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord… (Hebrews 10:30)

Tell me, is there someone who has done you wrong? Is there someone whom you’d enjoy seeing spend some time in a manure pit? Oh, be careful with those kind of feelings. Just let God deal with the person and do His repaying in His own way and timing. He doesn’t need any help from you.

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