Friday, June 15, 2007

I Almost Forgot to Read These Words

As far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

The above sentence is from my Bible reading this morning.

Shortly after I rolled out of bed, I started rushing around doing important things, and then I remembered...about the Bible reading. On the table next to my bed is a book that many people would die for. (literally and figuratively--see previous post)

I only had a minute, so I flipped open the Bible and read where the pages landed. (I do not recommend this method for Bible reading) But for some reason, the words hit the spot.

And then the verses went on to say...

—Do not take revenge my 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.—


Location of advice: The end of Romans chapter 12


Becky Wolfe said...

Great advice for every day! And thanks for the reminder that a book we have so freely (and in numerous quantities) is a book people in other countries are dying for. Hubby and I were just talking about it tonight too. Especially China & India. We have a big map of the world tacked up on our sloped ceiling. Whenever I read the Voice of The Martyrs, I find the country on the map so I can visualize where it is on this earth.

Sharon Lynne said...

That's a wonderful idea, about the map!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

What a good word for the day. Oh how we need God's guiding light to walk through a world of darkness :)

Blessings today!

JAM said...

I have to admit to using the lottery version of Bible reading sometimes. Especially at work. I like to just open it and read for a few minutes on a break. Sometimes it's just Bible reading, and sometimes a verse reaches out and shakes you good, like the one you quoted here today.