God Declares “Vengeance is Mine.” Why?

VENGEANCE

“To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.”
–Deuteronomy 32:35

During a discussion the other day, the topic of REVENGE came up.

“Don’t you want to get back at him?  I know I would.  He’s dirty.”

“The Bible says ‘Vengeance is mine, saith the LORD.’  Besides, God knows what will disconcert a person better than I do.”

“Why does God want to be the one who hands out vengeance?  Is vengeance something that gets Him off?”

And that was an excellent question: Why does God want to be the ultimate instrument of judgment and revenge?

At the time the question was first asked, no good reply was found. However, after thinking a bit on the question, a suitable answer presented itself.

NO MAN knows another man’s heart.

But God knows.

NO MAN is holy.

But God is holy.

Perhaps a holy God knows that NO MAN can execute judgment and revenge without getting personally involved somehow?

Perhaps God trusts that the only one who will judge a man 100 percent fairly is God Himself?

Man is part of God’s creation and God loves His creation, including fallen man.

“Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?”
–Ezekiel 18:23

Perhaps God knows that NO MAN will temper his vengeance with mercy as God will?

Perhaps vengeance will the take the form of spilling another man’s blood–and God reserves much of spilling men’s blood to Himself?

Especially during the end times.

All of which make God the PERFECT judge–whether one is righteous, wicked, evil or foolish.

[The above speculations will have to do until Jesus returns and we find out for sure why God has said “I will repay. Vengeance is mine.”]

“Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
–Romans 12:17-19

DOES the reader believe that God will fairly settle ALL accounts in the last days?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 12, 2022.]

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