Thursday, January 15, 2009

Romans 12:21

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.“ (NASB)


“Do not be overcome (nikao: conquered, prevailed over) by evil (kakos: harmful, wicked, ill, bad, troublesome, injurious, destructive), but overcome (nikao: conquer, prevail over) evil with good (agathos: well, beneficial, useful, pleasant, agreeable, joyful, happy, excellent, upright, honorable).“


Don’t be prevailed over and defeated by evil and harmful things, but conquer and prevail over evil with things that are useful, excellent and upright.


What is "good"? How does one define "good"? I hear many people discuss their definitions and personal opinions of this word. The thing is, its use in this Scripture is easy to define (see above). I often wonder how our world would look if instead of just complaining about all of the evil in the world, the Body of Christ decided to overcome it with good. I believe that much would look differently. Today, exude good things. Be upright, be joyful, be honorable - be an Ambassador of Christ.

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