However, He had every intention of doing the right thing, and He carried through with it. N.A.S.B. Beginning with chapter 6, … Commentary on Romans 12:17-21 (Read Romans 12:17-21) Since men became enemies to God, they have been very ready to be enemies one to another. There will be peace when people submit to God, and that means submitting to His way. (Romans 12 Commentary) Ray Stedman- True love seeks to live at peace with everyone: "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Romans 5:12-21. Introduction 1:1-17. between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord over all — that is, not God (as Calvin, Grotius, Olshausen, Hodge), but Christ, as will be seen, we think, by comparing Romans 10:9, Romans 10:12, Romans 10:13 and observing the apostle‘s usual style on such subjects. The first way is that by being and doing “good” we can turn the hearts of our oppressors from evil to good when they see our works and find in them an illustration of the Gospel. Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Explanation and Commentary of Romans 12:21. A major principle we are to learn in this life is to submit under duress, under abuse—when the pressure is on and the desire to retaliate is strongest. There is no evil that can overcome us. Romans 12:1-21. #2 “but overcome evil with good.” This works in two possible ways. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Romans 12:21: Jeremiah 29:7 The true Christian consciously chooses to suffer evil rather than do evil because it would be wrong to do anything other than what Christ did. While it was considered foolishness to the ancient world (1 Cor 1:23), followers of Jesus are called to weaponized love and goodness. If everybody would submit to God's way, war would stop overnight—that would be the end! Study Notes / Romans 12:14-21 / Gospel Application: Living Peaceably. Commentary on Romans 5:20,21 (Read Romans 5:20,21) By Christ and his righteousness, we have more and greater privileges than we lost by the offence of Adam. Now, the death which passed over mankind had its origin in Adam’s sin. I. Genuine Love in Action to the Family of God, vv. Luke 21:36 See note on Romans 2:1. The lean, immense Secretariat building rises into the sky, the sun reflecting off its window walls. Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”. The natural man finds himself living and operating in a world where one rotten apple can make a barrel of good apples rotten; … NIV Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. God alone has the wisdom and power and the right to take vengeance. This means that we are not to passively sit still like a bulwark against the onslaught of evil, but rather we are to take the fight to darkness, bringing the light with us. When a person in a situation like this uses his natural powers to retaliate, he invariably does more damage than good. If evil seems to overcome us in our own deaths, as in the case of Christ, the reality is that our hope is not in this world, and our end is Christ. He is the archetype; He is the One who goes before. Romans 12:18-21 Self-restraint and obedience to God's law is realized in outgoing concern for others that exceeds and rules over our own self-interest. … Darby Thus, we exercise self-control for others, as well as for ourselves. J.B. Phillips has an outstanding and memorable translation of Romans 12:1-2: With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship, to give Him your bodies, as a living sacrifice, consecrated to Him and acceptable by Him.