“Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANACE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.
Romans 12:19 displays the multi-faceted characteristics of our LORD. In one verse He encourages and discourages. He encourages His children by telling us to “leave it to him” and He discourages us from getting in His way. The first part of this verse tells believers to “leave room” for the wrath of God by not taking our own vengeance. To even partially understand how powerful this scripture is, we must have a partial understanding of the bigness of our God. The word partially is used because finite man cannot wholly understand an infinite God.
How big is the LORD? Isaiah 6:1 says, “In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.” He is so big and so powerful and so mighty that the train of His robe alone filled the temple! We serve a giant God!
So when He says “leave room”, He is going to repay them in such a way that He will need room. The trivial vengeance that man offers is nothing compared to the wrath of God. Nobody is able to check somebody like the LORD. Also, every man and every woman is accountable to somebody. But to whom is the Creator of the universe accountable? What check and which balance will limit His power? What red light will cause Him to stop?
Reconciliation with the person who has wronged us should always be a child of God’s primary concern. However, when you have pursued peace and been rejected; leave the rest to God.