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We can’t always stop others from hurting us, but we can overcome their evil with good rather than by retaliating.

BibleGateway: Romans 12:9-21

ESV Text: Romans 12:9-21

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:18 and ends at about 2:41

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9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 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. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 440 :
Lord, Lead the Way the Savior Went — Organ Audio

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1. Lord, lead the way the Savior went, 
By lane and cell obscure, 
And let love’s treasure still be spent, 
Like His, upon the poor. 

2. Like Him, through scenes of deep distress, 
Who bore the world’s sad weight, 
We in their crowded loneliness 
Would seek the desolate. 

3. For Thou hast placed us side by side 
In this wide world of ill; 
And that Thy followers may be tried, 
The poor are with us still. 

4. Mean are all offerings we can make; 
But Thou hast taught us, Lord, 
If given for the Savior’s sake, 
They lose not their reward. 

Hymn: LSB 747 No Saint on Earth Lives Life to Self Alone