“Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” Romans 12:21 New Living Translation
Evil is a powerful force. It brought rise to world wars down thru the ages and individual pain and heartache as well. It’s never all right for a child of God to repay evil with evil. Love is the most powerful force there is and can conquer evil when manifested in word and/or deed.
These last three devotionals have dealt with a common thread; namely letting God avenge you, bless your enemies and now doing good as a means of conquering evil. Perhaps there is some great evil in your life. It may seem overwhelming at times, even debilitating, but we must always remember than God is Almighty, meaning nothing is more powerful than he is. He’s in complete control of all things in his creation and will never allow evil to defeat us. There may be times when evil will cast a black shadow over you, but be of good cheer because the light of God can remove any shadow.
When we do good to those who do evil toward us, we throw water on their raging inferno of hate, causing its effect to diminish and slowly die. That is not to say this is easy. Sometimes we have no desire to place a salve of love on an evil filled situation. We wish to harm the aggressor in some way, but this is not God’s way. If we are to be imitators of Christ then we must place our own will along with its associated feelings aside and be the conduit of good God intends for us to be. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.