Practical Grace, Part 9: Doing Right When Wronged (Romans 12:17-21)

June 5, 2016 Series: Practical Grace: Living the Faith We Say We Believe (Romans 12)

Topic: Retaliation Scripture: Romans 12:17–12:21

The world cares very little about our Christian beliefs, but they cannot argue with a life beautifully lived. In Romans 12:17-21, the Apostle Paul shows us what a beautiful life looks like. He does so by giving us three instructions for when we’ve been personally wronged. First, we do not try to settle the score ourselves. Second, we find ways to be kind to our offenders. And third, we trust that God will make things right in the end. This is how Jesus responded to the wrongs done to him while he was on the cross. Indeed, believers are never more like Christ than when we respond to personal offenses like Christ. When we live like this, we live beautifully, and we give the gospel credibility in this generation.

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