I Peter 2:19-25
a. refusing revenge is pleasing to God (19)
b. It helps you identify with Christ. (21)
c. It helps you become holy (3:14; 4:1)
2. What to do instead of seeking revenge
Putting an end to unfair treatment is not getting revenge.
Revenge is a childish and immature reaction to mistreatment.
a. do not retaliate (23)
b. do not talk trash (23)
c. put yourself in God's hands (23)
d. Do something kind for the one who has hurt you (Romans 12:20)
3. How to get your mind off of seeking revenge
Say three words to yourself: I am forgiven! (24-25)
The more you dwell on your forgiveness, the easier it will be to express forgiveness to others.