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Author: Ron Graham


Repaying Evil
—Romans 12:17-21

A most common attitude is "payback". The way to deal with your enemies (real or perceived) is to bash, abuse, sue, and slander them, to avenge the evil they have done to you. This is not the Christian way.

The Christian has three things to remember, and live by, with regard to enemies, and we find these in Romans 12:17-21. Let's think about these principles one at a time...

1 As far as possible we should live in peace (verse 18)

2 Vengeance belongs to God — Leave room (verse 19)

3 Good is the Proper Repayment of Evil (verses 20-21)

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