How to Choose a Bible Translation and Vengeance is Mine – Sermon
Text Romans 12:13-21
Romans 12:13 ESV Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
Romans 12:13 NKJV distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
Romans 12:13 NASB contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
Romans 12:13 NLT When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
• Contribute or distributing koinōneō vs. koinōnia –
Intimately involved, for the saints
Given to, Seek to show, Actively! Given to hospitality (Persecuted)
2nd half is to strangers,
Heb 13:2 Do not neglectG1950 to R1show hospitalityG5381 to strangersG5381
English Standard Version
King James Version (New King James)
New American Standard Bible
A WORD-FOR-WORD translation attempts to translate each Hebrew or Greek word into a corresponding English word.
A THOUGHT-FOR-THOUGHT translation seek to express the meaning of each sentence or paragraph.
A PARAPHRASE is a retelling of something in your own words.
• Verses Missing? Footnotes –
• 1611 King James Version, – New “older” more accurate manuscripts
• Accuracy with 5,000+ Manuscripts
Repay no one evil for evil
(19) Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
MLJ “It is easier to sell all that you have and move to Africa and be a missionary that to do this.”
Never! – Exercise Personal Retaliation WHY?
Prideful and Sinful
Our personal judgment of being wronged is normally flawed
God’s judgment is perfect!
Saul hunted David ~ Saul was wrong and David could have taken his life. BUT…
1 Samuel 24:12 ESV May the LORD judge between me and you, may the LORD avenge me against you, but my hand shall not be against you.
A small dog bites more frequently! – Statistics
Proverbs 16:32 ESV Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
THIS IS NOT EVIL FOR EVIL:
God Uses Governments – Next Chapter INDIVIDUAL RETALIATION
DO NOT WISH FOR: “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
– OR –
DO NOT WISH FOR: Heaping burning coals on their head
OR HOW CAN YOU?
Ultimate goal is NOT for their punishment! – Overcoming evil with good!
Matthew 6:12 ESV and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
WRATH OF GOD IS SERIOUS!
Heaping of coals – storing up of wrath! Increasing WRATH!
Matthew 25:46 ESV And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Ponder 4 Questions:
• How bad is the wrath of God?
• How long does it last?
• How good is God’s grace?
• How long does it last?
All sin is ultimately against God (19) Beloved, never avenge yourselves
Our feelings are hurt! ~ So what! They have sinned against God.
We can’t stay hurt! ~
Don’t get wrapped up in yourself ~ Focus on Christ
Heaping coals! Heaping coals! – FEEL SORRY
Your reaction DOMINOES~ Dominoes, pull one out
Deuteronomy 32:35-41 ESV (35) Vengeance is mine…
Who is your Rock?
Who will repay? “Vengeance is mine”
Stand on the Rock
Do NOT joy in the death of the wicked, Overcome evil with good!
You may find yourself in the same place!!!
Given at One Way Christian Center, by Pastor Bryan Walker
- Romans 12:13 - 21