Overcoming the Evil Around Us

Overcoming the Evil Around Us

It is undeniable that evil things happen in our world, and every person has known the experience of being hurt or treated unfairly (in widely varying degrees). How do we handle it when those things happen? How can we use the breastplate of righteousness to overcome the pain and heartache when we have been wounded? This sermon addresses some steps to take to overcome evil with good, in the power of God’s goodness and grace. Hint: we should not take matters in our own hands and exact revenge, but trust His timing for when and how He will make things right.

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 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. On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:17-21


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