God is. eternity awaits.

Posted by Tori on Oct 9, 2011 in a good word.

Good Word today at church–

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:17-18

As believers, we have heard and read these verses countless times. For some, these verses are fairly easy. It may even be in keeping with their personality to respond to others in this way. But for others, these verses are extremely difficult and the consequences of obedience to this command carry an incredible amount of weight.

It is important that we hide this Scripture in our hearts so that when we are faced with a difficult circumstance, we don’t have to struggle with what we should do. This will be our natural response.

Our culture does not share this mindset. We are too self-focused, and too concerned with “justice.” But, we are called to be different. We are called to live according to His Word alone. The verses following these two explain that God is the ultimate judge and that vengeance belongs to Him. Instead, we are to show kindness to our enemies and to those who have hurt us, overcoming evil with good. There is a God in heaven, and He is just.

We live victoriously here by living as Jesus did, remembering that this is not our home. God is. Eternity awaits.

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