Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
How often do you hear, “He started it!” Paul is clear in stating that it is not our place to seek vengeance. Many times both parties get in trouble because both got involved. It takes a bigger person to walk away and forgive than it does to lose control fight back. Look at Christ. He was attacked all throughout His earthly ministry. One time they tried to throw Him off a cliff! Certainly, He could have dropkicked those men over the edge while shouting, “Ain’t nobody gonna disrespect me!” Instead, He walked away. Be like Jesus. Walk away.