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Leave Vengeance to God; Seek Peace Instead

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Don’t say, “I will avenge this evil!” — Proverbs 20:22 (HOLMAN).

Forgive thy foes; nor that alone,—
Their evil deeds with good repay;
Fill those with joy who leave thee none,
And kiss the hand uprais’d to slay.


Wait on the LORD, and he will rescue you — Proverbs 20:22 (HOLMAN).

How fearless should our trust
In thy compassion be,
When from our brother of the dust
We dare appeal to thee!


Do I end this day at peace with all around me?— (see Ephesians 4:26).

Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done;
That with the world, myself, and thee, 
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

About the author and the source

Daily Communion’s anonymous author gives for each day of the year a morning vow of obedience, a noontide help (described as a “midday barrier against worldliness”) , and an evening voice of self-examination based on a Scripture.

Daily Communion. London: Knight and Son, n.d.

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