Scripture:   Romans (NIV) 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. 

Observation:   Doing evil to repay evil may be getting even, but it can never overcome evil; only doing good can do that.  With Jesus as our example we are to be victorious in doing good.  Evil is defeated in that it cannot get a foothold within our lives and force us into its mold!  Praise the Lord!    

Application:   God does not want me to get even; He wants me to overcome!  I cannot overcome by doing nothing; I must do something good.  It is overcoming a hurtful comment with a compliment.  It is giving forgiveness when what I received hate.  

Prayer:   Lord, may I never be satisfied with getting even when you want me to be a winner.    Amen 

Pastor Leon
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