Consider the following definition of vengeance: punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense.
There is a popular movie series that focuses on characters from a Marvel Comic book series that was first published in 1963 called The Avengers.
The characters in the comic books and in today’s film adaptations are motivated to use their unique skill sets, whether of human origin and invention or otherworldly, to avenge planet earth from criminals both of human origin and otherworldly.
Other stories of vengeance exist in movies, comics, as well as real life stories of fellow humans enacting vengeance.
- Have you ever acted in vengeance?
- Is it appropriate to act out our own vengeance?
- What can we learn from Joel 3:7 about vengeance?