Doing Good Regardless
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
We all, at some point in our life, have been done wrong by someone. The human instinct would be never to speak that person again, hold bitterness against that person, and never forgive them. However, this is not godly, and as Christian, and really everyone, needs to learn to forgive. We all make mistakes in our life, yet God still forgives us no matter what we have done. As examples of Christ, we ought to do the same as He does and forgive those who have done us wrong. The Bible says in Romans chapter twelve that we are to live peaceable among all men. We should not be the ones to harbor bitterness or cause division, but we are to love our enemies. Jesus says in Matthew 5:44, "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;" Jesus wants us to do good unto our enemies, and to let God take care of the vengeance. God will avenge those who do you wrong because He is the Judge of all the earth. Don't hold unforgiveness and bitterness, but learn to forgive and heap coals of fire upon your enemies' head.
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