Knife-wielding, revenge seeking crab!

Volume 6 | Issue 7

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Cain and Abel, Revenge

Bible Verse(s)

Romans 12:19; Genesis 4:8

Discussion Starter

Revenge. It's one of the world's oldest instincts. In Genesis 4 Cain, the first born child o the planet, takes revenge and kills his brother Abel, the world's second born.

When someone does something bad to you you have an inborn desire to make things right on your own, to seek revenge. But the Apostle Paul presents another path. "Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. (Romans 12:19)

3 Questions

1. What are some ways you see people taking revenge?
2. Let's say you did something bad to a friend, would you rather they took revenge on you now or later?
3. When was a time you wanted to get revenge but didn't?

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What is revenge really about?

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