“My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight.”
(Daniel 6:22 NLT)

There can be times in our lives when we feel surrounded by people who behave like vicious animals. They attack using criticism and slander our reputations. These cruel people voice strong opinions in promotion of their own selfish agenda. We may be tempted to quickly react emotionally but it is always better to patiently respond with self control. Lions are carnivores and they eat flesh so if we react like an animal we will get eaten by an animal. God’s people do not have to defend themselves as the Lord will always defend the innocent. So “do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. (Romans 12:19) “The upright see and rejoice, but all the wicked shut their mouths.”(Psalm 107:42) God will shut the lion’s mouth if we keep ours shut. The best revenge is the good fruit of a life that has been completely surrendered to God.