Retribution

To read the Bible in a year, read Judges 15-17.
Samson sought to go in to his wife, but her father would not let it happen (Judges 15:1). He explained that Samson’s actions made it appear as though he hated his wife, so, the woman’s father gave her to Samson’s friend (v. 2). Samson used that as a reason to destroy the crops of the Philistines (vv. 3-5). They inquired as to who did it and someone answered that it was Samson and gave the reason why he did it. Then the Book of Judges says this, “So the Philistines came up and burned her and her father with fire” (v. 6). Whoa! They lost their crops by means of fire so they killed the wife of Samson and her father with fire. That has not been uncommon in the history of the world and even in modern times. People kill for reasons that go beyond the initial “crime.” Do you remember why there were two men crucified with Jesus? What was their crime? They were, not get this, thieves. They stole something or made an occupation of it and the Romans tortured them to death!
Have you desired to kill someone for doing something to you? Guard your heart lest it express itself.

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