Saturday, September 15, 2012

Overcome Evil With Good

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good.
He who does good is of God,
but he who does evil has not seen God.
- 3 John 1:11 -

Life is a painful mixture of good and bad. It is true in marriage, friendship, family, work, and church.

It can be very stressful, frustrating and disappointing when self-centeredness takes the center stage.

When apostle John wrote to his friend Gaius, he commended the truthful living and generous hospitality of those in his church (3 John 3-8). But Diotrephes, who loves to be first, had created an atmosphere of hostility in the Church. (3 John 9).

John promised to deal personally with Diotrephes on his next visit to the church. In the meantime, he urged the congregation not to imitate what is evil, but what is good.

We are to turn away from what is bad and follow what is good.
This is the pathway that honors our Savior.

Don’t fight fire with fire, but overcome evil with good.

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