“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
But how do we overcome evil with good? Dr. Snyder describes evil as an electric current. He goes on to say, “It flows from one person to another when the circuit is closed, and it stops flowing when the circuit is open. How do we open the circuit? We don’t allow it to move through us to the next person. It stops with us. For truly positive living and to maintain a positive outlook, we must not allow evil behavior to change us into the likeness of those who seem to love it and live for it. End it right where it strikes. A calm or kind word goes much farther than a quick and clever (or usually not-so-clever) retort, as good as that may feel at the moment.”
TODAY’S PRAYER: Bring to God in total honesty the evil that besets you, and ask him to reveal how you can break the circuit and end its power over you or your neighbor.
TJ Bates leads our prayer journeys on Theology Mix. A close friend of our admin staff, she's one of the most Christ-centered, hospitable, down-to-earth, fun, prayerful persons you will ever meet. TJ has spent her life devoted to serving God (knows everything you need to know about pastors, churches, and their ministries), and will drop everything and travel anywhere her help is needed. Everyone needs a TJ in their lives!