Responding to Evil
23 October 2022 AM – Romans 12:20-21 – Rom2022 – Scott Childs
Introduction: “After Jim Elliot and four other missionaries were killed by Huaorani tribesmen in 1956, no one expected what happened next. Jim’s wife, Elisabeth, their young daughter, and another missionary’s sister willingly chose to make their home among the very people who killed their loved ones. They spent several years living in the Huaorani community, learning their language, and translating the Bible for them. These women’s testimony of forgiveness and kindness convinced the Huaorani of God’s love for them and many received Jesus as their Savior.” https://odb.org/AU/2020/01/18/instead-of-revenge Elizabeth and her friend responded to evil as God tells us to respond in our text. Read Romans 12:20-21.
Transition: In these concluding verses of Romans 12, God specifies three ways that we are to respond to evil.
The first way we are to respond to evil is to …
Be kind to our enemies