“Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine. I will repay’” (Romans 12:19).
A vengeful spirit is a losing proposition. It is impossible to get even and settle the score. Parity is never achieved. Evil cannot be defeated by a corresponding evil response. Living life with the bitter resolve to “payback” what someone has coming to them is to take from God what rightfully belongs to him. None of us are qualified administrators in matters of judgment. There is only One, and it’s neither you nor I.