“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
In this present age there is more evil than good but we ought not to be overtaken by the evil of this world and succumb to the wickedness in it. We are not to become like the world and part in the evil that’s taking place in it. But we as believers ought to overcome this evil by doing good.
Was as believers called out by YHWH Himself, have to be the voice for the voiceless, we must stand up for those who suffer injustice, we have to be the helping hand for the hungry and the homeless. Yeshua (Jesus) told us in Matthew 25:40 that whatever you do to these we are doing it to are doing it to Him! The evil that’s being committed against the helpless we are to combat it by doing good.
We are not to repay evil with evil but with good, and allow God to fight our battles when evil is committed against us. We live in a very evil and wicked world where evil is now considered good and good as evil. When you choose to stand for the truth of God’s Word you would be looked at as evil when you refuse to compromise His Word to please the world. But all of this should not come as a surprise to us because we were forewarned by Yeshua (Jesus) of these things to come.
So be sure to not allow your flesh to rule and let Spirit reign because that’s the only way that you would be able to overcome evil with good. I had a situation were ugly lies were told about me and my name was dragged through the mud, but I stood up with tears in my eyes I looked up to the heavens and I told my Father “Abba this battle is Yours” and instantly He took the hurt away and He dried my tears and I was able to forgive and move on still loving those involved not holding any resentment or unforgiveness and not repaying evil with evil. My flesh I wanted to repay evil with evil, but greater is He who is in me, so instead I blessed them and prayed for their salvation and deliverance.
Jesus told us to pray for our enemies and to show them love (Matthew 5:44; Romans 12:20), He would not have told us to, if He Himself did not have to do it or if He knew that it would be impossible for us to do. He equipped us with His Spirit so that we would be able to do all that He commanded us to (2 Peter 1:3-4), we have NO excuse, except that we are refusing to walk in obedience.
The only way we can overcome evil is by doing good, it’s God’s command to us, if we do not use righteousness and good to overcome the evil of this world we would be overtaken by the evil of this world.
“Dear friends, never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God. For it is written, “I will take vengeance; I will repay those who deserve it,” says the Lord. Therefore If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. “ Romans 12:19-20