"This week's Fighter Verses are a reminder that the beauty of the church must extend beyond the walls of her weekly meetings. Believers are to work hard at engaging with and commending the gospel to our culture."
This week's Fighter Verses:
"Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord'" (Romans 12:17-19).
I often try to think of ways to teach and talk about Biblical truths to children and those who haven't grown up in the church knowing church language. Here is an attempt to explain each of these verses.
Verse 17: Don't do evil. Do what is right, honest, beautiful, respectable in the sight of all.
But hold on, this verse seems to say that we need to consider what others think. Should we be concerned with what others think or what God thinks?
This week's Fighter Verses Devotional states that we should care about what others think of Christ. We should live in a way that helps others see God for who He really is.
Verse 18: As much as possible. Live in peace with everyone.
Verse 19: Allow God to do what God is going to do. Remember He is God and you are not.