When someone offends you, what is your typical response? Usually I think of words to tell the offender. I come up with this script of what I will tell them when they are in front of me. I want them to feel the pain that I have gone through and I think of what I can do to get even with them.
Paul reminds us here what it says in Deuteronomy 32:35, “Vengeance is Mine.” I have to be reminded that God is in control. God is just and His judgements are righteous. In verse 21, Paul goes on to say, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” The best thing we can do in a time like this, is bless those who have offended us. We shouldn’t let this evil overcome us but overcome evil by doing good.