October 31, 2013
“But overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
This summarizes the verses from Romans 12:17-21.
What evil do you see today close at hand?
What good can you do to overcome it?
October 30, 2013
“Do not be overcome by evil” Romans 12:21
Should we be passive in the face of evil?
Should we use the tools of evil against evil?
How would using evil’s methods affect us?
October 28, 2013
“If he is thirsty, give him something t drink.”
What do you think about the idea that he command to love your enemy was found in the Old Testament?
October 17, 2013
“On the contrary: ‘If you enemy is hungry, feed him” Romans 12:20
The next few croutons are a quote from Proverbs 25:21-22.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the Lord will reward you.
What is this advice “on the contrary” to?
Does this proverb promise reconciliation? What does it promise?
October 27, 2013
For it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19
The quote is from the Song of Moses found in Deuteronomy 32:35 –
Do you think God should avenge evil?
What are we to be doing until God brings justice?
October 25, 2013
“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath” Romans 12:19
Will those who choose evil get away with it?
Is it your job to even the accounts by making them pay?
How is God better at punishment than you might be?
October 24, 2013
“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18
There are two conditions:
- If it is possible: maybe it is not possible.
- as far as it depends on you: you can only control your part.
Are you in conflict with anyone?