« Reuben, the Tribe Of Revenge Reviling and Reproaching »

Revenge

Forbidden by our Lord — Le 19:18; Pr 24:17,29; Mt 5:39-41; Ro 12:17,19; 1Th 5:15; 1Pe 3:9.

Christ an example of forbearing — Isa 53:7; 1Pe 2:23.

Rebuked by Christ — Lu 9:54,55.

Inconsistent with Christian spirit — Lu 9:55.

Proceeds from a spiteful heart — Eze 25:15.

Instead of taking, we should

Trust in God. — Pr 20:22; Ro 12:16.

Exhibit love. — Le 19:18; Lu 6:35.

Give place to wrath. — Ro 12:19.

Exercise forbearance. — Mt 5:38-41.

Bless. — Ro 12:14.

Overcome others by kindness. — Pr 25:21,22; Ro 12:20.

Keep others from taking — 1Sa 24:10; 25:24-31; 26:9.

Be thankful for being kept from taking — 1Sa 25:32,33.

The wicked are earnest after — Jer 20:10.

Punishment for — Eze 25:15-17; Am 1:11,12.

Exemplified

Simon and Levi. — Ge 34:25.

Samson. — Jdj 15:7,8; 16:28-30.

Joab. — 2Sa 3:27.

Absalom. — 2Sa 13:23-29.

Jezebel. — 1Ki 19:2.

Ahab. — 1Ki 22:26.

Haman. — Es 3:8-15.

Edomites. — Eze 25:12.

Philistines. — Eze 25:15.

Herodias. — Mr 6:19-24.

James and John. — Lu 9:54.

Chief priests. — Ac 5:33.

Jews. — Ac 7:54,59; 23:12.

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