Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
- Paul, Romans 12:17–21 NIV
READ: As you read, write down the verse that sticks out most to you, a phrase, or a word.
THINK: What does this passage tell me about God? Are there any principles or commands? What is the purpose or theme?
APPLY: How can I apply this verse to my everyday life? How can I live differently based on what I read?
PRAY: Take time to meditate on the passage and ask the Lord to speak to you.