From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
Remember, the Scripture quote doesn’t read, “Vengeance is mine, saith the aggrieved.” No matter what or who it is that has aggrieved me, the Lord will not be suckered in. Insofar as He does exact vengeance, my guess is He’ll take account of all the applicable components on the human spectrum from human frailty to cold-blooded premeditation. His eventual behavior may not follow my timetable, but it will be as proportionate as it is inescapable. The Lord won’t be merciful to me and exacting with them. I can’t have it both ways.