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Do Not Be Overcome By Evil, But Overcome Evil With Good! (Romans 12:21 NIV)

Don’t Let Evil Get The Best Of You; Get The Best Of Evil By Doing Good! (Romans 12:21 MSG) Merciless (wicked) people make plots against good (righteous) people and snarl like animals, but the Lord laughs and knows their time is coming soon! (Psalm 37:12-13 CEV)

Do Not Be Preoccupied With Evildoers! Do not envy those who do wicked things. They will quickly dry up like grass and wither away like green plants. (Psalm 37:1-2 GWT) The previous verses explain the way we overcome evil is through good, not justice! When we decide to take revenge and pay back evil for evil, we create a vicious cycle of evil that never stops. Revenge is an emotional rush to create a little pay back. In the short term it’s fun and rewarding, but in the long run revenge dishonors God. If we respond to bad with bad, we lose. Not only do we lose, but we miss God’s mark, we lose the opportunity to potentially bring the other person to God and His forgiveness. When someone treats you badly (evil), show them what you’r…