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lizzie
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I agree with Caroline’s disagreement with Luke for the king is not seeking revenge of the servant’s brutality against his fellow servant but is giving him what he deserves. Revenge is a selfish desire, but the king’s wrath upon his servant is in response to harm done upon someone else. This wrong against the fellow servant does no harm to the king, and thus, the king cannot be motivated by revenge. Furthermore, God’s justice against us sinners cannot be revenge because we cannot harm God and are powerless against His greatness, but our sinful nature violates God’s nature of complete holiness. Since God is holy, He cannot dwell in the presence of our sinfulness, and this is the reason that unrepentant (for Christ saves those who realize their faults and accept His grace) sinners are condemned to Hell, not because of revenge.