Why can’t we avenge ourselves?

Because God is the only truly objective One
He is the only sinless One who can appropriately administer justice
Because vengeance will consume you
You are not well equipped to directly handle the flame
Nor the blade that is needed to deal with sin
You will burn your hand and slit your own wrists
In your attempts to get even
Leaving it up to God
Is an opportunity to trust Him
Because God is wiser than you
More patient than you
Much more understanding
He is not jaded or inexperienced
He is not naive
Nor is He cynical
He has an ability to change people
That you do not have
He is the Creator of your offender
He is the first One who has ever been wronged
So He has had lots of practice in dealing with such
And He has paid for reconciliation
With those who have wronged Him
With His own blood.

Beloved, don’t be obsessed with taking revenge, but leave that to God’s righteous justice. For the Scriptures say: “If you don’t take justice in your own hands, I will release justice for you,” says the Lord. And: If your enemy is hungry, buy him lunch! Win him over with kindness. For your surprising generosity will awaken his conscience, and God will reward you with favor. Never let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good.
Romans 12:19-21 TPT

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