ROMANS ROAD DEVOTIONAL | Day 25 - How to Overcome Evil
Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
One of the dangers of becoming consumed with our modern 24/7 news cycles is that we can become overly stimulated, distracted, or fearful based on a constant barrage of negative information. In a sense, we can become overcome with “evil.” We’re not overcome in the sense that we start doing evil things, but we may become too disturbed by it to maintain proper focus. Jesus said, “Because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matt. 24:12)
This can result in constantly talking and complaining about bad conditions in our community and society. We should certainly be socially conscious, active, and aware of what is happening in the world around us. However, the purpose of our awareness and engagement is that we can function as “salt and light” in our generation. Jesus called us “the light of the world” and “a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden.”
In other words, we are called to overcome evil with good. We do this, not just by talking about conditions. We have positive impact by taking God’s word to people and helping them in various and creative ways. We don’t only preach, but we also “do good.”
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. (Acts 10:38)
Reflection Question: How does consuming too much negativity hinder you?
Key insight I gained today:
Today’s action item based on insight:
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