Once again I’d like to share a reflection on something Joyce Meyer said in her book, The Confident Woman Devotional.
In her November 25th devotional Joyce says placing blame in the wrong place is a problem we often have because we tend to blame people instead of realizing our warfare is with the devil. She says we desire revenge against those who hurt us, but if the devil is really the one behind all our pain, how can we get him back?
Joyce says because the Bible tells us we overcome evil with good, the way to get back at the evilness of Satan is to aggressively be good to everyone we meet, including our enemies.
Repaying evil with good is definitely not the response Satan expects when he sends evil to our door. He wants to perpetuate his evilness through getting us to react in anger and fear.
When we fight evil with evil Satan gets the response he hoped for, causes bitterness and anger to reign in our lives, and he wins.
Repay evil with good …
Maybe if we pray for God to open our eyes to see who the real enemy we are fighting is – Satan, the one behind all the evil – we’ll have a greater resolve to overcome the evil he sends our way by doing good to others. All others.
Personally, doing good to those who are enemies is not something I’ve found easy to do. But with God’s help it is something to strive towards. How about you?
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… these are God’s words: ‘Therefore if your enemy hungers, feed him; if he thirsts, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head’. Don’t allow yourself to be overpowered with evil. Take the offensive—overpower evil by good! Romans 12:20-21 (Phillips)
I wish you well.
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