Paul writes something curious in one of his letters.
“I also forgive…so that we would not be outwitted by Satan” (2 Corinthians 2:10-11).
The context here was how to treat someone who’s done wrong.
The conclusion: when we refuse to forgive, we are “ignorant of his designs” and playing into Satan’s plans.
The takeaway: not only is forgiveness the more strategic option, it is–bonus–the more freeing option.
A good strategy, indeed.