Settling the Score


Do not try to punish others
when they wrong you, but wait for God
to punish them with his anger.
Romans 12:19

In the western movies the bounty hunter always travels alone.

It’s not hard to see why.

Who wants to hang out with a guy who settles scores for a living?

Who wants to risk getting on his bad side?

More than once I’ve heard a person spew his anger.

He thought I was listening, when really I was thinking, I hope I never get on his list.

Cantankerous sorts, these bounty hunters.

Best leave them alone.

Hang out with the angry and you might catch a stray bullet.

If you’re out to settle the score, you’ll never rest.

How can you?

Romans 12:19 reminds us,

“Do not try to punish others when they wrong you,

but wait for God to punish them with his anger.” 

As justified as you are in your quest for vengeance,

you may never get justice.

And if you do, will it make a difference?

~ Max Lucado

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