VENGEANCE IS MINE
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Your reasonable service, is holy and acceptable by God.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Do not conform to this world. The Word of God is given for the renewing of your mind. With you abiding in his word and His word abiding in you then you will prove that good and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Don't think yourself learned, but rather that your wisdom, knowledge and understanding comes to you from God the Father. It does!
Romans 12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Brothers, we as God's children are members of one body and members of one another.
Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
Romans 12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
We are all given different gifts. Your gifts are given you to serve the Lord our God. Pray for wisdom from the Father and he will show you what your gifts are. Then go about using those gifts for the glory of God by the faith that he has given you.
Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Brothers, we are to hate evil and love God and our brothers in Christ Jesus. We are also to bless those who persecute us, bless, and do not curse. Be happy and joyfully with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep.
Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Never do evil to anyone who does evil to you! Do all thinks honestly in the sight of men! Never attempt to avenge those wrongs done unto you! But, rather give God time to avenge those who wrong you. If you take revenge yourself then you are now replacing God's judgment, for it is written vengeance is mine, I will repay says the Lord. He may not do it in your time frame, but know that he will because He said that he would. Forget, and forgive and go on about your service to God in faith.
His Holy Word tells us here that we are to feed our enemy if he is hungry. We are to give him drink if he is thirsty. By feeding and giving drink to our enemy's we are heaping coals of fire on our enemy's heads. Feeding our enemy's with food or drink is the only thing that God has given us permission to do. Vengeance is mine says the Lord our God. Never attempt vengeance yourself, for by doing so you will come under Gods judgment. Overcome evil with good. Vs 21 KJV
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