We learn in Leviticus 19:18 that vengeance or bearing grudges are strictly prohibited. You may have heard the saying that the one who seeks revenge digs two graves. In other words, by immersing yourself in the destruction of another, you destroy yourself. Perhaps you have known this feeling.
When we focus our energy on following our own purposes and desires, when we decide someone else’s life is less valuable than our own, or when we choose to hate, we are not who God made us to be.
We are to be marked as God’s people by our actions toward others–by being kind and gracious. Our trust in the God who made us shows in every decision we make.
This message is adapted from “Faith Reflections”by Megan Torgerson in the March 2011 issue of Cafe.