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Overcoming Evil
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By James Pemberton
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Overcoming Evil With Good...


 


"Do not overcome evil with evil,


but overcome evil with good."


This verse from the Bible


is often misunderstood.


 


Many tend to "get back" at something


someone's done to them.


Whether it be from a stranger


or even their friend.


 


You cannot fight evil with evil-


this isn't God's plan!


HIS concept of love and mercy


you need to understand.


 


Remember the words Jesus


said in the beatitudes.


Perhaps this can stop any "revengeful attitudes."


 


You were called to be holy--with a


Godly purpose in mind.


To be filled with his mercy,


being gentle and kind.


 


Rise above whatever evil may


come your way.


Overcome this evil with


God's goodness -today!


 


Allow the cross of Christ to be


lifted up in your life.


Allow his spirit to remove all malice,


bitterness and strife.


 


A compassionate and loving person in you,


others will see!


What you do today-will impact your eternity!


 


An overcomer of evil is


often difficult to do.


Simply obey and trust God-


HE will see you through!


 


By Jim Pemberton


Romans 12:21


 


 






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Submitted: Friday, February 29, 2008

Last Updated: Saturday, March 1, 2008

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!


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