Sunday, July 24, 2016

How to Conquer Evil Without Weapons

There's no denying that there is a lot of evil in the world. We see it all over the place and frankly, it can get downright discouraging. But what if there was something we could do to fight the evil without lifting a weapon? Without shouting and screaming or pointing fingers? Without being angry and bitter?

Romans 12:21 says, "Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good."  Among all the fighting, warring, name calling and demoralizing that we are doing  with each other in the world, the Book of Wisdom, God's Word, tells us there is a better way to fight evil. We are to "do good". 

Don't know where to start? Here are some ideas to get you thinking:

  • Students need tutors.
  • Shut-ins need visitors.
  • Sick people need someone to pick up their medicine or take them to appointments.
  • Demoralized people need someone to listen.
  • Pastors & their spouse need encouragement.
  • Ministries need volunteers.
  • Church nurseries, Sunday school and youth groups are desperate for workers who will keep their commitments.
  • Hungry people need food.
  • Unloved people need love.
  • Everyone needs a spiritual mentor.
  • Discouraged people need prayer and support.
  • Elderly friends need rides to run errands and company.
  • Teenagers need guidance & love.
  • Missionaries need financial support, letters of encouragement & care packages.
  • Service Men & Women could use a care package or a letter of encouragement.
  • Everyone needs prayer.
I could go on...and on. But you can clearly see that there's plenty that you can do to fight the evil in this world without weapons, being angry, bitter or demoralizing. God's ways are always best. Pick something on this list or ask Him to show you how you can overcome evil in this world with good - right in your own community!

And watch how He begins to change the world - one good deed at a time.

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

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