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Msg #1934 Living Peaceably

Msg #1934 Living Peaceably

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Msg #1934 Living Peaceably

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice


Romans 12 concludes with seven points a living sacrifice needs to live peaceably in a world that is not our home. With America only one vote away from Marxist socialism you can put it down that for the born-again living sacrifice, there are troublous times ahead. Living peaceably in troublous times was possible when Rome threw thousands of believers to the lions, challenging when the Roman Church threw millions to the flames, and is possible for believers in any age. The precedent for doing it is set in the first two points, “Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.” (Rom 12:17). The possibility is given legroom in the third point, “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men” (vr.18). Obviously, living peaceably with all men will not always be possible, and various levels of what “lieth in you” will affect how many non-peaceable entities you are living with. A living sacrifice must choose its battles carefully. God's fourth point is sacrosanct, “Avenge not yourselves.” Knowing this is a tough one, God gives a fifth point to help us with it, “Give place unto wrath.” One can be angry and sin not, but when your fist connects with your neighbor's nose, wrath is out of its place, you are in sin. Heaping coals of fire on an enemy's head is not a form of vengeance, it is engaging his brain and bringing God's conviction. Lastly, one can be overcome of evil, and one can overcome evil with good, choose you this day which direction you will go. There are steps to take if a living sacrifice would live peaceably in a distraught world. They are given in Romans 12 on purpose. Mark them. Live them.


An Essay for week #34 Aug 25, 2019

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