Surrender the Right to Revenge

Surrender the Right to Revenge

“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” – Romans 12:19 I remember sitting at a Starbucks once and hearing two guys having a very heated discussion. One gentleman had a blog and he had written something scathing about the other guy, who apparently had a lot of money. As their dialogue became more animated, the rich man threatened the blogger, and he looked at him and said, “I’m the kind of man who spends ninety cents to get your ten cents.” In other words, he was letting him know that he would stop at nothing to get even and “pay him back” for the slander. Biblically-speaking, this conversation reminded me of Lamech, an Old Testament figure who is famous for his “song of the sword,” which is essentially an

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