Do not repay anyone evil for evil

The Bible teaches us many times about love of neighbor and it is good that we have full knowledge about it. Today we live in a very difficult society, people with a lot of malice, people who only think about themselves and nobody else. But, we as Christians, should we be the same? Absolutely not, for us there is a totally different path from those selfish ones, we must show the love of Christ even with those who consider themselves our enemies.The Bible says:

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.

18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Romans 12:17-19

In the previous verses the apostle Paul speaks to the Romans about Christian duties. Even if the world thinks that we should pay badly to those who do us wrong, we should do good even to those who harm us. Even if the world takes revenge with their own hands, we understand that revenge belongs to the Lord and we cry out mercy for them.

The persecutions in the church is a difficult issue, but there is another difficult issue and it is about our duties as Christians, to have to act in a way contrary to our flesh until Christ is fully formed in us.

Loving our neighbor is so important that all Christianity is summarized in loving God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves.

9 thoughts on “Do not repay anyone evil for evil

  • April 9, 2019 at 12:22 pm
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    JESUS THANK YOU WAKING ME UP TO SEE A OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAYS THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME OF MY SINS THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORDS AND TEACHINGS OF THE HOLY BIBLE I GIVE YOU ALL THE HONOR PRAISE AND GLORY IN YOUR NAME I PRAY AMEN AND AMEN.

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  • April 9, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST AMEN.

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  • April 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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    Lord i just want to thank u for watching over me and my family as we slept last night … Lord God I just want to thank you for this morning early rising…. Father I know I have fell short of your glory… I pray thank u keep walking with me through my journey … Please show me the path for my life… Lord I’m thanking u in advance in your son Jesus name Amen

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  • April 9, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    Do not repay anyone evil for evil
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    When a Christian is humiliated, scorned or injured, he or she ought to remember the words of the Master Jesus, who tells us:

    “But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew 5:39

    I want to think about these words…
    Not to resist evil: this means to permit your adversary to smite you, to injure you to steal something from you, damage or slander you.
    Then, we are set in a life of self denial out of love to our neighbor.

    This is something quite impossible to achieve from a human point of view, but it is a way of perfection to the glory of God.

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  • April 10, 2019 at 1:26 am
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    AMEN AMEN AMEN

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