Jesus taught us to pray for our enemies. Even while on the cross, Jesus asked the Father to forgive those who crucified Him, for they didn’t realize what they had done. Stephen, who was the first martyr asked God to forgive those who stoned him to death.
Pray for those who despise you. Jesus rebuked Peter when he wanted to call down judgment on another person. God will take care of those who come against Israel. He has ordained a time and place for their judgment.
posted on 11/22/2012 9:22:06 AM PST
Christians should pray for their enemies, but that means letting the Word of God say what it means. And sometimes, as in Psalms 58 and 59, that Christians can ask God to shatter their teeth in their mouths, to be true to the aim of his arrows. And we may rejoice when we see the vengeance, saying "Surely there is a reward for the righteous, Surely there is a God Who judges on earth."
What the practical matters are in Him shattering their teeth and the aiming of His arrows are not ours to dictate to Him. He will decide what all of that means.
posted on 11/22/2012 11:45:51 AM PST
(Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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