The act of forgiveness is the right path to be free from the captivity of revenge. God shows Himself as a perfect example. He forgives us over and over again when we offend Him.
Revenge is defined as retaliation act; desire to punish somebody or someone else in retaliation for the harm done by the person, related party or other party not related to the person who inflicts the harm. Revenge is cancerous in nature; it blindfolds the revenger to commit the irreversible evil.
Many revengers thought revenge is the ultimate, but it is not. Revenge creates more vacuum fills with anger. It creates wide space for the bitterness of heart. What you desired to achieve will eventually consume your right thinking; leaving you with more pains and regrets. Revenge takes away God’s nature and activates the monster in us. Revenge masks us with deceptions of what we intend to accomplish and make us guilty of another offence. The chains of revenge never end, it continues until everyone connected to the matter is consumed. Romans 12:19-21, read “Beloved do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.” Verse 21 says “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
The act of forgiveness is the right path to be free from the captivity of revenge. God shows Himself as a perfect example. He forgives us over and over again when we offend Him. God wants us to do the same to those who hit us where it pains most. That act of revenge is not the ultimate; it only creates more space for the evil to linger forever. Forgive wholeheartedly those who have offended you today. Forgiveness makes act of revenge to fade away. Are you ready to forgive?