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God's Wrath. Not Man's

Book of Romans

A Sermon on Romans 12:19-20

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” (ESV)

Never exact vengeance; refer all to the just judgement of God; God will ultimately vindicate Himself; justice and personal revenge distinguished; the imprecatory psalms; the unity of the Old Testament and New in declaring God's judgement.