Overcome Evil: Romans 12:21

 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:21 (NIV)

The bible is full of quotes about loving one another. Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39). When it seems evil is winning, we often become frustrated, angry, and want revenge. May the Lord’s love and mercy give us strength during times of unrest. Lord open our hearts and help us to overcome evil with good. Teach us to work together to strive for the good of all mankind, to spread love, and overcome evil.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

To overcome evil we need to respond with love. Where can you be a good neighbor and spread love today?

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, where there is hatred, let us spread love. Help us to love one another and overcome evil with good works. Let your light shine upon us and drive out the darkness. As the bright peony blossoms soften and enhance a concrete path, teach us to soften our hearts and follow your path by sharing Your love. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen.

9 thoughts on “Overcome Evil: Romans 12:21

  1. Amen. Love this. These prayers are so needed. The peony is one of my favorite flowers. I love how you related the softness of the peony against the concrete with the softening of our hearts. So beautiful.

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    1. Hi Tina, Thanks! The contrast between the concrete and flower was what I liked about the photo. I always choose the scripture, then look through my photos for one that “fits.” Peony is a favorite of mine too.😊 It’s always good to hear from you! 🌺🌼🌸

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    1. Hi Dawn! I agree. As Paul advised – “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Great to hear from you! Blessings! πŸŒΌπŸŒΌπŸ¦‹

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