Vengeance is the desire for revenge, it is usually described as a great desire to do harm or retaliate against someone who has caused us harm in someway. The Lord reminds us in His word that we should put off vengeance and put on love, for He will avenge us in His way and in His time.
“If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink, and they will be ashamed of what they have done to you. Don’t let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.” Romans 12:20-21 (NLT)
Dear Lord, Just for Today, with Your help, I will put off any Vengeance I see in my life.
If my enemy is hungry, may I have the compassion to feed him and if he is thirsty, I pray I will desire to give him a drink.
For in so doing I may cause him to be ashamed of his actions towards me and perhaps he will be moved to repentance.
If not, let the vengeance come from You, Lord, not me, according to Your word.
Just for Today, Lord, may my heart be set upon right things.
May my heart seek only to do what is right and leave all the vengeance to You, dear Lord.
May I say as David said to Saul: “Let the LORD judge between you and me, and let the LORD avenge me on you. But my hand shall not be against you.”1 Samuel 24:12 (NKJV)
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