Romans 12:14-21 NASB
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. 17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. 19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 “But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
The Gospel and Enemies (12:14-21)
- Transformed Mouths (v. 14)
- Transformed Moods (v. 15)
- Transformed Minds (v. 16)
- Transformed Motives (v. 17-21)
- Do you have any enemies? How about people who make your life difficult, or are simply against you? What are your thoughts and feelings about them?
- (v. 14-16) What does Paul say about our thoughts and perspective toward them? What are the most difficult parts to apply? Why?
- Why do we naturally want to repay evil for evil? (v. 17-21) What is the outcome of this?
- How does the Bible say that evil is overcome? (v. 21) Does this make sense to you?