In Romans 12:21 (AMP), Paul wrote: “Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good.”
Overcome evil. Don’t let evil overcome you. You are not a victim. Paul didn’t write, “Pray that evil never comes knocking. If it does, you’re toast! There’s no way you can win.” Paul wrote, “Do not let yourself be overcome…” We’ve all felt the pressure of evil trying to push its way into our lives. And yet, the only way it can get in is if you give it permission. The truth is, evil overcomes us because we allow it to, not because it’s stronger than we are.
We don’t overcome evil by ignoring it, hoping it will go way, or praying that God will take it away. We overcome evil by doing good! Screaming in the dark won’t do anything. You must turn on the light.
Pray for those who don’t deserve it. Speak life when others are speaking death. Choose peace when others create conflict. Walk in love instead of justifying hate. Praise when you rather complain. Declare victory when you feel defeated.
[A new Bible Reading Plan will be released in our third 90-Day Challenge. In the meantime, the following Bible reading plan is from our second 90-Day Challenge. If you’ve completed this plan, we recommend that you read through portions again in a different version of the Bible. Use this time to catch up on any missed reading (Example: Instead of NKJV, try NLT).]
Daily Bible Reading: Revelation 19 & 20 ; Proverbs 30