Overcoming Evil

There is good and evil in this world.  Evil has been present since the beginning because of Satan.  Yesterday, I was reminded again of evil.  

Anytime I watch a movie dealing with the Nazi’s I ask myself how anyone could be as evil as the Nazi’s.  How could anyone reach a point where they see people as objects and take their lives?  How could anyone murder millions of innocent people?  It is because of evil.  

Some will ask, “Why does God allow evil to exist? Why doesn’t God get rid of evil?  

It’s because. God gives man a free will.  God doesn’t force man to do good.  Man can choose to do evil.  

Evil is overcome by love and the power of God.  You remember the in the sermon-on-the-mount Jesus said if someone hits us one check we should turn our cheeks?  Also, when Jesus was on the cross, He prayed for God to forgive His accusers.  

It is extremely difficult to do this… impossible from a human standpoint… but the only way to love in the face of evil is through the power of God.  

Maybe you are dealing with evil.  Maybe someone is treating you badly.  The apostle Paul said, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).  

Today, if you are facing evil or dealing with evil, ask the Lord for strength to overcome evil with good.  

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