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Shock your enemies!

Monday, March 18, 2013 (5:33 am)

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions

Romans 12:20-21 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.

Between the years 1861-1865 the United States found itself in the midst of a bitter civil war over the issue of slavery, and several other serious disagreements. By the time the North won the war nearly 620,000 soldiers had perished. There were many in the North who were so embittered that the South had dragged them into such a deadly conflict that they wanted the South to pay dearly.

At the end of the war, a group of Southerners gained an audience with President Abraham Lincoln. His gentle, kind and friendly personality quickly softened the hearts of his once-hardened foes and the Southerners left the interview with a deep respect for the man who had been their bitter enemy. Not long afterward, a northern congressman criticized Lincoln for "befriending the enemy!" He suggested that he should have had them shot for being traitors instead of welcoming them!

I love Lincoln's response. He said, simply , "Am I not destroying my enemies by making them my friends?"

If you're serving the Lord –- you can expect your share of enemies. Don't let a root of bitterness grow up because of them –- but rather, seek to win them over with gentleness, kindness, and even love. Show your enemies the Lord's grace and His peace through your Spirit-controlled response…and in so doing, you'll "heap coals" upon their heads! Satan wants to provoke you through their hatred and opposition. Don't let him! Instead, shock your enemies –- not with angry retaliation…but with Spirit empowered LOVE! Win them over; with so much work to be done, we need all the help we can get.

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5 Responses to “Shock your enemies!”

  1. Sandy Flynn Says:

    This touched my heart, as my husband is going through quite an ordeal as we speak. He is City Adminstrator, and the police chief wants nothing to do with my husb. The Chief is a Mormon, and I do believe this is one reason why Satan is attacking. Please pray if you feel led.

    Thank you,
    Sandy

  2. Jashialennonbey Says:

    please pray for me and my husband we are priest and we are starting a ministry and since we have been here we have had alot of people tryn to keep mess going ,i know it is the devil work. i know when god is going to bless u because the devil wants to attack.,i also would like praqyer beacause i want a , baby and i would like for god to bless  me with a baby  in april 2012 a newborn baby infant a boy right from the hostpital. i was promised one from somebody i hope she stick to her word.

  3. bopeep1909 Says:

    I liked your Devotional.So very true.

  4. angie37 Says:

    wow brother that hit one between the eyes right there!!! I agree with that 100%

  5. emmanuel fawzy Says:

    Am I not destroying my enemies by making them my friends

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