I needed this reminder!
Overcome with Good
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
(Romans 12:21, NIV)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
The scripture says, “We overcome evil with good.” In other words, when somebody’s rude or inconsiderate, don’t sink down to their level. Don’t be rude and inconsiderate back to them. No, if you are going to rise higher, if you are going to overcome, you have to do just the opposite. You have to show kindness, grace and mercy. It isn’t always easy; in fact, it’s almost never easy. It takes a lot of humility to treat someone with respect who is disrespecting you. But do you know what happens when you walk in humility? God gives you His grace. He empowers you to walk in His goodness. Scripture plainly says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Today, walk humbly with God and overcome evil with good. Show mercy and sow mercy. Receive His grace, receive His power, and receive His strength to be everything He’s called you to be.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for the grace to overcome in this life. I choose Your goodness. I choose Your ways. Help me to show Your love and walk in peace in every circumstance in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
Natasha’s Questions of the Day
1. In what ways can you overcome evil acts with goodness?
2. How can you handle a situation when someone is being rude, mean, or abusive?
3. How do you think Jesus would instruct us to handle these situations?
4. Do you think it’s ever a good idea to simply walk away from a situation that clearly is escalating, and that can become verbally or physically combative? Why or why not?
5. How can you keep your cool when someone is yelling, cursing, and/or belittling you whether publicly or in private?
6. How did you handle the last situation when evil stared you in your face, blindsided you, or challenged you?
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