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Conquer Evil With Good

Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.

Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.

Romans 12:15-21 The Message (MSG)

It is so much easier to love than to hate because God is Love.  Being kind when someone is unkind only requires a smile.  That smile will often disarm those who come against us because they are looking for a fight.  And we all know it takes two to tango.

We are commanded to bless our enemies.  We are to feed them when they are hungry and provide them with a drink if they are thirsty.  This is what God expects from His children because it is how He treats His children.  No one has done anything that makes them worthy or deserving of God's grace, but He gives it freely out of His love for us.  None of us are righteous but we are covered by the righteousness of Christ Jesus as we follow Him.  God knows when someone needs checking and He will not be mocked.  There's no need to get in the dirt with anybody since our sovereign God can take care of any conflict with a mere blink of His eyes and His eyes see everything.

When we spend our time laughing and crying with friends we truly love and care about, we won't have any time to waste hating haters.  Bless them and leave them to God.  When we do this, those haters are left to examine themselves and who they really are.  They could even change because of our reaction to them.  After they finish wondering what is wrong with us, they may begin to see what is wrong with them.  And our bonus is this:  we have just overcome evil with good.

Smile and conquer evil with good. It works every time because it is what God has instructed us to do and gave us Jesus to show us how to do it.

2 Comments to Conquer Evil With Good:

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LaSonya on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:05 AM
So very true! Thanks for the word!
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Mary Terrell on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 10:51 AM
Love overcomes everything when evil come.
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