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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Overcome Evil with Good

The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
He shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked,
So that men will say,
"Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely He is God who judges in the earth."
(Psalms 58:10-11 NKJV)

Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay," says the Lord. Therefore "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:19-21 NKJV)

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV)

Wicked men live on the earth. It seems unfair when they get away with evil. If we or others suffer unrighteously, our inclination is to set things right. Government has authority to administer justice. Where government fails, justice lies not in the hands of the public but in the hands of God.

All wrong must be repaid with blessing, and we are certain to overcome evil with good. If evil is vanquished by good, victory is immediate. If evil persists in the face of good, it lays up for itself the unmitigated vengeance of God Himself in the time and place of His choosing.

The only way good loses is to forfeit, repay evil with evil, and share a penalty which should have belonged to evil alone.

Oh Lord our God, King of the Universe and Eternity, You alone know the beginning and the end. You alone mete out perfect justice. Thank You for not inflicting it upon us, but showing us mercy and grace. Please help us wait upon You to set right all that is wrong in the world.

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