I'm not sure how trusting Jesus to seek revenge is glorifying to Him...Just to add one more small comment........ I think that sometimes we forget that forgiveness is mostly about us. When we forgive we are telling God that we trust Jesus work on the cross, we are trusting Him to seek revenge if it is necessary, and that we are fully willing to obey His commandments.
God knows that His ways revolve around love and if we are to be in His favor....we must do the same
I apologize....for i probably should have said it a different way. What i meant was that by forgiving we put our trust in Him that God will take care of us and we leave the salvation of the other person, or correcting the other person, or the teaching of that person His ways....up to Him. I didn't mean that we forgive trusting that God is up there with a lightning bolt ready to zap anyone. But as you said we leave that persons life and how God chooses to speak to them up to Him. Plus as we pray for them....then we are interceeding for them as well....and all that pleases God.I'm not sure how trusting Jesus to seek revenge is glorifying to Him...
I do know that the Lord is a vengeful God, but we must be placing all thoughts like that in His hands and not presume to trust Him to seek vengeance on your behalf, or because of a wrong you have suffered.
Vengeance, when the Lord does visit it on someone is not to defend one of His children, but as a warning to those that still may be turned to Him.