Welcome to Day 18
This quote comes from the movie Young Guns, starring Emilo Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Keifer Sutherland, and Lou Diamond Phillips.
It's the somewhat story of Billy the Kid. I say somewhat because I'm not sure how much of the movie is based on fact and how much is made up and right now with this cold I'm fighting, I'm in no mood to find out.
Here's the line.
"Reap the whirlwind Brady, Reap it."
A good portion of this movie is spent on revenge.
And while it may seem like a good idea, and it plays out really well on screen, and it's really fun to watch this group of guys playing cowboys while they are acting out their revenge...
It isn't how we should live.
Romans 12:19 (NASB) Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord
It is not our job to take care of people who do wrong, that is for God to decide and for God to handle.
The Bible also says this.
Galatians 6:7 (NASB) Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap
We don't have to worry about it.
God says, not only will He take care of it, but people reap what they sow and eventually their bad deeds will return to them.
So next time someone hurts you or breaks the rules, keep the gun in it's holster and let God handle it.