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3-14-2017 Evil Approved And Good Condemned

“He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD” (Proverbs 17:15 NKJV). Approving evil or condemning those who do good are “abomination to the LORD.” That’s as bad as it can get. Rulers are “God’s minister to you for good,” and “God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil” (Romans 13:3-4 NKJV). What makes it confusing for some people is when government policy or laws become abominable to God. Only the Bible gives a clear description of what is “good,” and what is “evil.” “Whoever rewards evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house” (Proverbs 17:13 NKJV).  The Christian, however, must “See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all” (1 Thessalonians 5:15 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#evil-for-evil, #evil-for-good, #good-for-evil

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3-23-2016 Evil For Good

Do not keep silent, O God of my praise! For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful Have opened against me; They have spoken against me with a lying tongue. They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause. In return for my love they are my accusers, But I give myself to prayer. Thus they have rewarded me evil for good, And hatred for my love” (Psalm 109:1-5 NKJV). This certainly described some events in David’s life. It definitely happened to Jesus Christ. “Whoever rewards evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house” (Proverbs 17:13 NKJV). Paul wrote that Jews had “killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us” (1 Thessalonians 2:15 NKJV). The churches of Christ will do you good.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#evil-for-good