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Every believer needs to know what the Bible says about spiritual issues.
For the next three months, “What the Bible Says” will be the theme of the Thursday evening messages.
Today’s message is titled What the Bible Says about Vengeance.
Peter’s question, “How many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” And the Lord’s answer, “Not seven times, but seventy times seven times,” reflect our struggle with the problem of vengeance.
Because of our fallen nature, our instinctive reaction is to fight back, to lash out at those who infringe on our “rights.”
Jesus, of course, had a great deal to say about this in His Sermon on the Mount, radiating from His basic and startling command, “Love your enemies.”
The kind of attitude was totally unheard of, even among the most religious in Judaism.
In fact, the exhortation of the rabbis was, “Love your friends and hate your enemies.”
The apostle Paul expanded on Jesus’ theme in Romans 12:14-21.
In quick succession, he provided a list of exhortations that deal both directly and indirectly with a Christian’s attitude toward vengeance.
Until next time
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