Coals of Fire on His Head

Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

"Coals of fire on his head" is not a form of revenge as many people think. By putting coals of fire on your enemy's head you may warm him up and change his mind and heart.
Coals of fire are carried from one house to another in the Bible land villages. One person gets up early in the morning and builds a fire. A boy then takes the burning coals on a piece of pottery, balanced on top of his head to all the houses in the village. This is really a pleasant task for the boy because when the morning is cold, he is warmed up by the coals as he goes from house to house.
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© Copyright May 1997 Michael Cortright