Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Overcoming Evil

So, I was thinking about where Jesus said we are supposed to "overcome evil with good" and that we are "more than conquerors through Him" and I was wondering if the way we conquer through Him and the way we overcome evil is simply by loving. Not the warm fuzzy love, but the gritty, "I will not quit believing in you and trusting in God's plan for your life" kind of love. He overcame evil with love, right? I am starting to think love is far more powerful than we give it credit for...

3 comments:

Julene said...

Thanks for this post,I also have been thinking A LOT about being "more than conquerors through Him". I do believe we need that gritty kind of love, but it comes by believe God for all that He says, living by faith not by sight. Having full confidence that God will do what He says He will do and not being persuaded by the way things 'appear' or feel. We know in Hebrews it says "without faith it is impossible to please God" and then in James 1:6-8 "But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways." To be conqueors we must believe the fullness of what God says and live it out.
Whew! I'll get off my soap box now (what does that mean anyway?)

Tawny said...

I am not sure where the soap box saying came from! :) But you are right, a lot of being willing to love is to die to ourselves and trust God to take care of us. XO

sweeteeyore71 said...

i like that thought--never quite looked at it like that :)
wendy