How to Overcome Evil

Romans 12:21, overcoming evil with good, George Washington Carver
Born a slave, George never knew his mother. The corrupt system of slavery that damaged the American conscience for so many years, brought great harm to George and his race. 

Even after he gained his freedom and became a genius in science, technology and agriculture, George was treated with less dignity than his white peers.

But George Washington Carver served God, not man, and he showed remarkable kindness toward the Southern culture that had brought him such harm.

Were it not for his agricultural experiments and discoveries, the South could not have survived. He showed farmers how to replace cotton crops (which had continual insect infestations and weren't profitable without slave labor) with peanuts, sweet potatoes and pecans. And he discovered and invented a number of uses for these crops never known before.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 (NIV)

How can you overcome evil with good in your sphere today?
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011 

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  1. I studied about this gentleman when I was in school many years ago. Could it be this is why I like peanuts and peanut butter so well? :-)
    I enjoyed your post about "more than one way to heaven" In the beginning when Adam and Eve sinned, God promised that He would provide a WAY. And he did - - - Yes it is the only way!

  2. May we ever be a slave to Christ although He has emancipated us and raised us up together to sit with him.

  3. I love this. It has been a long time since I have studied this man. Maybe I will have to dig a little deeper and come up with a unit study for my daughter. Fantastic post!

  4. Since I was a young teenager, I have loved the story of great faith that George Washington Carver had. It gave all his discoveries and inventions value in Christ. I especially like all that he did with peanuts.

  5. Praise God for a humble man who is still showing us how to live as Christians.


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