Proverbs 20:22

Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!”  Wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.

From the  beginning days of the law of Moses (Leviticus 19:18, :Do not seek revenge or  bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself”, through the sayings of the one God called the wisest of all men, (Proverbs 20:22), to the words of Paul in the New Testament. (  Romans 12:19 , Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge;  I will repay, ” says the Lord.)

For the Christian, this means practicing mercy, overlooking offenses, loving the unlovely.  It means we entrust into the hand of God any injustices we have experienced.

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