Vengeance is the Lord's
Romans 12:19 - Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Can you forgive a person who sins against you or hurts you in the process of sin? No, forgiveness is given only if a person repents. We can forget about the hurt and not hold any grouch against that person, for if we do not we hurt ourselves more than that person did. It is also our duty out of love for that person, to bring that person to realization so that the person repents and asks God via us or directly for forgiveness (it still requires the person to apologize to us). The same works vise-versa.
But what if that person is persistent and does not want to repent then what do we do? Like Paul says 'give place unto wrath' or 'give room for anger' but this anger is not your anger but the Lord's anger. So what do we do till the Lord does His job? We continue approaching that person with love, since it is more of a spiritual warfare than physical. But if the person keeps hurting you and you are weak, it is best for you to back off and remain far from that person, but still keep praying that the person's soul (inner man) repents and gets saved.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, I like to wash away all the hurts that people gave me and free myself from the bondage of these hurts. I prayer that You bring these people to repentance and they turn in their ways and be blessed in You. If they still do not repent, then let your anger replace your love so that they repent and get saved. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
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