romans 12:19 sermon

So the child ran out and shouted "I love you," and Echo replied, "I love you." But old and young, women and children, sick and lame, may take part here, as well as strong men.(R. The one presents every feature of another's character in the worst light; the other labours to discover the good.(J. God permits us not to revenge, or resent our own wrongs. But to "overcome evil with good" it is not necessary to buy guns, swords, etc. Lyth, D.D. Lyth, D.D. In virtue of the resources available to him, the Christian is able to endure a long siege; but it is his imperative duty to advance and put to flight the army of the alien, for it is with the conqueror that Christ promises to share His throne. The guilty person was, of course, dreadfully afraid of his mighty foe. God takes care of them. If we try to conquer by kindness or love, we are imitating God. Surely we cannot allow the lower part of our triple nature to dictate to our heaven-born spirit. )Evil overcomeA delegate of the Christian Commission, passing among the wounded at Gettysburg, said to a wounded confederate officer, "Colonel, can I do anything for you?" Oh! Truth is not ours to trifle with; to keep it hidden lest some friend might be "offended with something in its appearance. As it is found existing everywhere in the world. Kindness will conquer when nothing else can. Is it not a beautiful lesson? By his passions, which subdue his reason. But the hardest feat was to cut through a down pillow. You know that is not the way to success. Answer: It is childishness. H. Hardly the most violent would deem resentment equitable, if the aggression, after inflicting a momentary pain, shall in the course of events, or by a combination of circumstances, have in any degree conduced to the advantage of the sufferer. H. Spurgeon.The text sets before us two things, and bids us choose the better. I might go on with a score of proverbs all inculcating the sentiment of meeting evil with evil.1. It counteracts our evil propensities.2. )Evil overcomeA delegate of the Christian Commission, passing among the wounded at Gettysburg, said to a wounded confederate officer, "Colonel, can I do anything for you?" It is very easy. How shall we flatten it? That there is yet another kind of conquest to be obtained, by persevering in doing good against evil. There has been too much of a sectarian spirit in all ages. A friend in the trade explained to me that it was not enough to subject the metal in the crucible to the greatest heat from under the pot: this would only heat the gold to the furnace-heat, but could not melt it into fluid, until the charcoal was put on the top of the crucible as well as under it; and then it would be molten. (children's sermon): — One of our most familiar proverbs tells us that "two blacks do not make a white," which means that whether other people do right or wrong, we must always try to do right. )Charity and kind offices, the best conquest over an enemyD. Only do it not from a spirit of revenge. We are overcome with evil if we indulge in a spirit of mere antagonism. Our blessed Lord's instructions upon this head may serve as a good comment upon this part of the text (Matthew 44, 45).1. THE TEACHING OF ALL OUR EXPERIENCE IS THAT THIS IS THE BEST METHOD OF ENCOUNTERING EVIL. Kindness will conquer when nothing else can. Hence we are concerned not only in the evil done to ourselves, but in that done anywhere.2. Finally, there is the direct command of God. This is a calamity that may doubtless happen to the good man, but is a matter of every day's occurrence to the multitudes of the ungodly. Lyth, D.D.I. If he will not oblige us, we must do kindnesses to him. Jenkins, M.A.I. This is the concurring opinion both of ancient poets and philosophers; and hence it was, no doubt, that a great man observed, "that the vulgar wrote their injuries on marble, but their benefits on sand." Bear with patience.2. Besides, it will be like pouring oil upon the flame of the angry person. Boston, D.D. The one is like keeping a lion from doing harm by chaining him; the other changing his nature and turning him into a lamb.IV. H. An angry man is not only enslaved by his passions, but he is frequently overcome by his adversary. When ill-treatment excites the angry passions, and produces harsh and ill-natured language. If one treats us unkindly we must treat him well. How evil may overcome us.2. Christianity, it has been said, is deficient in the masculine virtues. I would rather, as far as I reverently may, adopt the Lord's prayer on the Cross — 'Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.' )"Avenge not yourselvesBp. You have nothing to fear; I am an Emperor!" When we shut our eyes from any general trouble we yield to it. The delegate offered to put cologne on his handkerchief. Vengeance —1. But the fire of God which descended to consume His people's offerings was a token, not of kindling wrath, but of gracious acceptance. It is unjust violence, as assuming and exercising a power which God never gave us. Such a course increases the evil. On earth both co-exist, though both coalesce.2. As existing in our own hearts. Are there those who seek our injury? Heber. The prominence remains; you see the evil is as great as ever — greater indeed. (Passage Link: Romans 12:19), For Christians perhaps one of the most difficult things to reconcile with non-believers is God’s heavy hand of judgment which is so graphically displayed throughout the Old Testament. But I have this thing to add further; that the principles which I have been maintaining do not oblige a man to lay himself open to his enemy, or to give himself up into his power. Good for evil is congruous with the spirit of the gospel. SECTARIAN ADVERSARIES.1. Taylor. That there is yet another kind of conquest to be obtained, by persevering in doing good against evil. "God so loved the world," etc.3. answered Echo. When a great fire is blazing it is a strange way of putting it out to pump petroleum upon it. Add to this, that there is something exceedingly preposterous and presumptuous in one sinful being's becoming the judge and executioner of another.VI. Saul says otherwise (1 Samuel 24:18-21). Grant, M.A. LET ME ENDEAVOUR TO EXHORT YOU TO STUDY AND BE RECONCILED TO YOUR OWN TRUE INTEREST.1. Newton, D.D. (2) It is written large in the story of the Church. When ill-treatment excites the angry passions, and produces harsh and ill-natured language. How do you deal with your children? The overcoming evil with good, may be understood of conquering an enemy by kindness, so that he may cease to malign us; for then the evil is overcome, as it is put an end to. It is very important that in them all the Christian should indicate that the spirit dwelling in him is other than that which has its place in the world. This unhappy result was perhaps the very design of the onset. If you make faces before the mirror, you see all the ugly looks reflected on its bright surface. But indeed, in point of prudence, whether we ourselves were the original aggressors or not, A RETORTED OFFENCE IS NEW MATTER OF PROVOCATION, and almost infallibly ensures a reiterated blow. Falsehood, profanity, dishonesty, etc., are to be put down only by good. The limb which shares not in the thrill of pain or pleasure is on the way to atrophy, disunion, death. Jenkins, M.A. IS SECURED BY KINDNESS.1. I had better try the peace principle." LythI.BEAUTIFUL in its EXHIBITIONS.II.MAGNANIMOUS in its SPIRIT.III.CHRISTIAN in its SUGGESTION.IV.TRIUMPHANT in its RESULTS.(J. They were melted by his words, and slunk away; and the ringleaders became devoted Christians. Heber."What?" Let a man take an earnest, upright, straightforward course, and he may expect to have some foes. This leads us on to that great evangelical motive, which is more weighty and persuasive than all those that have preceded it: "IF YE FORGIVE NOT MEN THEIR TRESPASSES, NEITHER WILL YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER FORGIVE YOU YOURS." Because the laws that govern the world are the laws of righteousness. Lyth, D.D. Soldiers often have to make long and fatiguing journeys, with heavy burdens on their backs. In the next place it deserves continual remembrance, that REVENGE IS NOT BY ANY MEANS OUR PROVINCE. Are our hands to be tied by religion, while his are at full liberty? and the voice replied,: "Fight you!" A little boy was one day playing where there was an echo. And his wise mother, who knew all about the echo, smiled, and said, "Run out again and shout, 'I love you,' and see what answer comes." "Who are you?" But it was One from heaven who came down in all the amiableness of God, and taught the world principles of kindness; that to forgive is possible, and that the meek are blessed.I. (b)Ye will show a generous contempt of the impotent malice of an evil world (Luke 21:19). At last one of them arose (one of the heathen leaders), declared himself no longer a follower of helpless idols, stated his cruel intentions had he been successful, but that this utterly unlooked-for kindness of the Christians had fairly overcome him, so that he could only admire their humanity and mercy. This made these wild young fellows very angry, and one day one of them, who had filled a pail with foul water, came behind him and emptied it on his head. )On revengeJ. For what is your idea about evil? You withhold him from the evil by giving him the good. 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