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Do Not be Overcome by Evil

  

Romans 12:9-21 9 ¶ Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, 13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. 14  Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. 17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. 19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. 20 “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

Instead of debate today, my heart, as yours, is burdened by the tragedy at Virginia Tech yesterday. I respectfully ask you to join in prayer instead of debate today for the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, extended families, friends, and the family of the man who committed the tragedy. This is certainly a time for prayer and reaching out to those who are in such pain. God is a God of comfort.

2 Responses to “Do Not be Overcome by Evil”

  1. on 17 Apr 2007 at 8:24 amVictor

    II Corinthians 1:3-4 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

    May the Kingdom come quickly.

    -V&JG

  2. on 17 Apr 2007 at 1:57 pmKaren

    Amen, Mary Ann.

  

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