Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. Romans 12:21 NLT
Romans 12:19 talked about not taking revenge when we are wronged. Verse 20 says we should be kind to our enemies instead of taking revenge. Verse 21 goes a step further. Showing kindness gives us victory over vengeance. It takes a lot of self-control to be kind instead of taking revenge. Consider how Jesus reacted – He had love and mercy towards those that were unkind and vicious to Him. Shouldn’t we show love and mercy to others, even those that mistreat us? After all, God has a lot of patience with us.
Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that His kindness is intended to turn you from your sin? Romans 2:4 NLT