Mike Kotyk
on 10/28/2017 at 02:20 pm
I've always thought this verse was the basis for medieval chivalry
Jay Wilson
on 10/28/2017 at 12:43 pm
I think in that brute strength that us as men want to show all the time it truly lies in this, being able to be a blessing to our adversaries. Because that is the true strength that catches them of guard. And opens the reality of the gospel up. Overcoming the need to not show evil in return for evil is like working a muscle. It hurts at first and takes discipline, however in the end the results are well worth it. Praise the LORD

DAY 301: Generosity Confuses Adversaries

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

~ Romans 12:20-21

Generosity confuses adversaries. It doesn't make sense that a man would offer to help someone who intends to do him harm.  That is why it's so effective!

The ways of God runs against the grain of the world. If you truly want to overcome evil, then find a way to bring God into the room - inject Him into the conversation. Show God's love to those who are difficult to love. 

Think of one enemy or adversary you face right now. How can you show kindness without showing weakness?  Pray for them, serve them, greet them.