Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Good vs. Evil.
It is a battle that we are all very familiar with. Some great advice I’ve heard about dealing with difficult people or circumstances is this: Don't become what you hate. This is not talking about hating the person, but we don't want to become wicked, petty, and sinful in our actions and motivations. We don't overcome the devil by underhanded and dishonorable means. We overcome evil by doing what is right and filling our hearts and lives with goodness. There is no greater example of overcoming evil with good than Jesus.
How do you overcome evil?
Holy God, please give me the character to resist those who are critical and vengeful toward me. Please help me respond in a way that reflects the character of Christ. Amen.