Why do I so often want revenge? - Revenge - TouchPoints

Why do I so often want revenge?

1 Peter 2:21-27Christ, who suffered for you, is your example . . . When he suffered, he did not threaten to get even.

Deuteronomy 19:5-7suppose someone goes into the forest with a neighbor to cut wood. And suppose one of them swings an ax and the ax head flies off the handle, killing the other person. In such cases, the slayer could flee to one of the cities of refuge and be safe . . .

Romans 12:17-21Never avenge yourselves . . .

Revenge is the reflex of anger. Someone does you wrong, even if it was an accident, and you feel like striking back will administer justice and make you feel better. But in the heat of the moment, taking revenge will always cause you to overdo, thus making matters worse. One wrongdoing never justifies a second. Getting back at someone only puts you into a downward spiral of sin. Instead, follow Jesus’ example of refusing to take revenge against those who mistreat you.