“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Evil is prevalent, but not overpowering.
How is goodness the superior force?
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
Henry David Thoreau, American essayist and nature writer (1817-1862)
He loves His entire creation equally. He makes it rain on the just and the unjust. He is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. He extended His plan of redemption to any and all who will come.
During the study tonight this issue surfaced. Is the human being good in any sense? He was created good, but he blew it. There is none good, no not one. That’s biblical. And only when we admit that, when we fall at Jesus’ feet and confess ourselves the sinners that we are, does Jesus have any calling for us (Luke 5:1-11).
UPDATE: See here for the four marks of discipleship from the Luke text referenced above.
How did someone encourage me lately? I have been encouraged through TFR contributors. Through their comments and postings. I have been encouraged by the goodness (generosity) of God’s people in the benevolent work for one brother in Christ.