Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Romans 12:17-18

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

REDEMPTIVELY — That’s how Jesus lived! He sought to make a difference in the lives of others. His goal wasn’t getting even, getting what was rightfully his, or even winning the arguments. His focus was to interact with people redemptively and to leave them more blessed than where he found them.

My Prayer…

Forgive me, O God, for the grudges I’ve harbored and the evil things I’ve thought about others. Help me to see and to value them as Jesus does. In his name I pray. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to

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