Ashamed and Overcoming…
What does this word mean to you?
Romans 12:17 – 21
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men,
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Psalm 119: 6
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
I will speak to thy testimonies also before Kings, and will not be ashamed.
Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live; and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
I choose this because we as people try to overcome obstacles in our lives but do we ever overcome anger, revenge, hatred, I think this is something worth doing.
We all should look at how David and goliath went down; David overcame one obstacle in his life and was not ashamed of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. David was made fun of by others and was told he would be crushed but he had faith and was not ashamed to tell it to other and show his devotion. He steps forward to fight goliath to show him that our Lord is more powerful then he will ever be. He loved and feared Our Lord Jesus and went to goliath and overcame what no one was able to do…
There are two things I am referring to that we as Christians should do:
1. To not be ashamed to spread the word and live as Christians should.
We as Christians should live our lives for the Lord so we can lead others to the Lord as well, I know I want to bear my own fruit so that when I get to heaven I will know I helped others to get there or plant a seed in them.
2. To overcome evil that we may come across in life and as good witnesses in Jesus Christ.
We as Christians should not seek revenge if we were wronged against, hurt or even angered. I know it seems hard to not want to get back at someone, but the Lord does tell us in Romans 12: 19 “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” And we may think we should but the Lord will repay them more then we could ever do. Not that I am telling you that the Lord will harm someone but we do not know when or how but he will repay them for that wrong doing, so we need to remember if we feel that need for revenge then we should put it on the Lord to handle and just move forward as believers in Christ.
I say this because we accepted Jesus into our hearts we should act as Christians, meaning act as Christ did by following his words and commandments. By showing others who he was and what he did for all of us no matter the race, size shape, ethnicity Jesus died on the cross for all our sins!