Romans 12:21 NASB "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."My first reaction was to strike back! Today's Word, while rather simple, it speaks volumes in how we must live! I still have that tendency to want to strike back when I encounter those who do me harm, maybe you do too. I had to take a step back and ask myself why, why was I so willing to strike back at someone who harmed me in some way?! The harm done didn't kill me, didn't even hurt me to the point where my life was some how changed and yet my flesh wanted to get even. I had to remind myself that getting even wasn't even close to what Jesus said about turning the other cheek. Rather than focus on the evil done, I needed to focus on overcoming that feel of my flesh and walk by the Spirit. I'm not saying that we need to be doormats, letting people walk all over us but there is a way to overcome and that's to do good! peace, tom
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