Don’t Repay Evil with Evil

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. Romans 12:17

It’s human nature to seek revenge when someone does us wrong. But does two wrongs make a right? The riots in Baltimore are a classic example of this. We originally started with one victim, but now it’s escalated to multiple victims. What justice did this accomplish?

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18

Some will say Peace is impossible. But until everyone learns to love each other as themselves, there will never be Peace. Until you value your neighbors life as you value your own. Until the world accepts Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, it will never be possible. Only with God are all things possible.

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. Romans 12:19

Our God is a just God, he is in control. Don’t take revenge into your own hands, give it up to The Lord. When you defy God and take revenge in your own hands, your not only being rebellious, it’s Satanic. God is the law and justice.

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.” Romans 12:20

You have heard the expression “Kill them with kindness” Good always defeats evil, as Jesus said only the Merciful will obtain Mercy. If your not merciful you will never receive Peace.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

Evil will never overcome you unless you allow it, God can’t be defeated, if God is with us who can stand against us. Don’t give in to Evil, take a stand and stand with God.

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Luke 23:34

Even as Jesus was hanging on the cross, he asked God to forgive everyone. We need to forgive also just like Jesus. Don’t take justice in your own hands, put it in the hands of God. Don’t repay Evil with Evil in Jesus name Amen

11 thoughts on “Don’t Repay Evil with Evil

  1. Squidtea

    Great post, but I do have one thing to say. When Jesus was on earth, he lived in a very different culture. In that culture people didn’t have matches or lighters, so if their fire went out they would go over to the next house and ask for some hot coals to restart their fire. They brought a pan which they balanced on their head, and the helpful neighbor would take some coals from their own fire and “heap burning coals on their head”. So I’m that day and age, I believe Jesus meant that when we repay someone evil with good, we are helping that person by bringing them closer to salvation. Interesting, right?
    Squid

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  2. atimetoshare

    I am in total agreement with this post, but we must remember that there is much evil in this world. Those who participated in the riots had only one thing in mind – destruction of property and looting. There are countless reasons for this behavior, but I feel that something is missing in the early development of these kids. The teaching begins at home.

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  3. sierraschwartz

    This is Ferguson all over. I bet most of the young men looting and rioting grew up without a positive Father figure. Young men need that so desperately or you end up with this type of behavior. I guess now they think that so called victim inflicted the spinal injury on himself. Which makes all of this even more pointless.

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  4. Wally Fry

    You know, my question is…who is going into these areas where these situations keep coming up and spreading the Gospel there? Who is in Ferguson and inner Baltimore? We ought to think about that as so many churches have packed up and fled the cities to the suburbs. Who has filled the gap? I grew up in an inner city and at one time as a kid actually went to church for a couple of years when I was around 13 or 14. Great church, right around the corner. They packed up, went to the county, and there I was with no place to go. Didn’t see the inside of a church 5 times in the next 30 some odd years. I didn’t riot and burn buildings, but got involved in my share of not good inner city stuff. What if somebody had just come found all of us lost boys?

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