Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Samuel 23 & 24)
“Conquering Evil With Good”
Text: 1 Samuel 24:17
“Then he said to David: “You are more righteous than I; for you have rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded you with evil.”
The Principle of “Conquering Evil With Good,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
We see this principle in operation in King David’s life in our text this morning. God had not instructed David to kill Saul. Instead, God promised to Protect and Deliver David from Saul. David Trusted God to keep His promise and God protected and delivered David from all the wicked strategies of Saul and those wicked ones who followed him. The “Goodness,” displayed by David not killing Saul, “Conquered” the evil of Saul’s wicked heart that desired to kill David.
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Rom.12:21).
When King Saul’s actions of evil were confronted by David’s act of goodness, Saul declared: “You are more righteous than I; for you have rewarded me with good, whereas I have rewarded you with evil.”
I thought of my Commander Jesus Christ, Who’s Act of Goodness toward me, broke my heart and Overcame my evil of sin. Instead of killing me for my lawlessness against Him - He took my lawlessness upon Himself, and died the death that I deserved! Oh how wonderfully His Goodness Overcame My Evil and Wicked heart of lawlessness!
Listen up Warrior! The Goodness of God’s Love working in you and I will ALWAYS Overcome the evil we contend with in this world. He makes Everything Work together “for good” when we Love Him and commit the judgement of evil to Him, for His purpose not my purpose.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Rom.8:28)
This is what our Commander Jesus Christ did, what King David did, and what we must do as Warriors of the Kingdom of God.
“Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.
“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.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Rom.12:17-21).
As God’s Goodness of Love Conquered our evil as sinners, bringing us to brokenness and repentance - so may this Goodness of Love work in us by the Power and Grace of God Overcome the evil we walk among today.
“Holy Spirit, please help us to be more like You, and “Conquer evil the way You Conquered us, with God’s Perfect Love working in and through our life.” Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,