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Romans 12:21

Nov 25, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 25 November 2013

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

Paul finishes chapter 12 of Romans with this verse. When we allow ourselves to be overcome by evil, we are the ones who lose the battle. This is perfectly obvious when observing the actions of an instigator.… Read the rest

Romans 12:20

Nov 24, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

 

131124_at_the_airportSunday, 24 November 2013

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.”
Romans 12:20

Paul begins this verse with “therefore” which is translated from the word alla – “on the contrary.” He has been speaking of not repaying evil with evil and not taking vengeance on others.… Read the rest

Romans 12:19

Nov 23, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.  Romans 12:19

Paul has just written these words to us – “Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.… Read the rest

Romans 12:18

Nov 22, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 22 November 2013

If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Romans 12:18

Unlike other admonitions, Paul begins today with “If it is possible…” This should tell us that this will be a most difficult task to fulfill. A few reasons should be obvious –

1) Not all people want to live peaceably with Christians.… Read the rest

Romans 12:17

Nov 21, 2013   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Romans, Romans 12, Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. Romans 12:17

What a difficult thing this verse asks! “Repay no one evil for evil” equates to “turn the other cheek.” For a good analysis of this directly from Jesus, refer to Matthew 5:38-48.… Read the rest

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