Overcome Evil With Good: Gospel Today Devotional - 22nd February 2024

The Bible is replete with teachings on forgiveness. Jesus, our Lord emphasized the issue of forgiveness a whole lot. This is to tell us that as believers, we are to forgive, and that, completely, just as we were forgiven as well.

Overcome Evil With Good: Gospel Today Devotional - 22nd February 2024

Resentment and bitterness towards others should not even be named among us. Though people may do that which we consider hurtful and unforgiving, even at that, we are still to forgive. The apostle Paul was clear on this when he made this statement,

"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21).

You see, often when one hurts you, you feel the pain so deeply that you feel like retaliating immediately. Sometimes, it doesn't even end as they continue to do the same thing over and over again.

This is a very vital issue in the body of Christ that if not considered can create resentment and bitterness. Pastors find it difficult to forgive their members, and vice versa; wives find it difficult to forgive their husbands, and vice versa; children hold grudges against their parents, and parents against their children, the list indeed is endless.

As believers, we may not be able to stop people from offending us, or hurting us. Ours is to forgive when they hurt. That's the pattern Christ gave to us, that even at the cross where he was nailed and left to die, he still prayed for those who did that to him, and what was the prayer? That of forgiveness.

Dear believer, do not let that which others say or do affect you that all you think of is to repay them in their coin as people would say. We have been given the responsibility to forgive, and we should forgive. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Be forgiving. God help us all. Amen.

Thought for the Day: You may not be able to stop people from hurting you and offending you, but this one thing you can do, you can forgive them.

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