Tag Archive | evil

Genesis 6: 5-6 ” The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that He had made man on the earth, and His heart was filled with pain. “

Rebellion…if you’ve ever tried to reason with a toddler why he can’t do something, only to see him do it…you’d think we were born defiant!   Unfortunately, since that moment in the Garden of Eden, humans have been on a path of revolution and resistance against God.  But where has our fierce independence gotten us?  Separated far from God as He looks on with great sorrow at the abject wickedness and corruption of His creation.  Rebellion is the road to hell…the time is now to turn from evil and embrace obedience and submission.

II Corinthians 4:4 ” The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”

The darkness of evil is everywhere in this present world…obscuring the understanding of the Gospel to the lost.  As a Believer,  what can I do to make a difference?  The song, “My Father’s Eyes”,  reminded me that His light needs to be shining forth when someone looks at me.  I need to be unashamed of professing my faith in public and able to back it up with sound doctrine when questioned.  I need to be able to share the Good News of Jesus with anyone, at anytime,  in a manner that is easy to understand, non-threating, and loving.  Finally, I need to be able to share my testimony…my story,  in a concise, simple manner…for there is nothing more powerful than a declaration of what the Lord has done in my life.  Are you up to the challenge to make a difference in this fallen world?

John 3:19 ” This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.”

In this verse Jesus so wisely observed the world’s value system both then and now.  For what we treat as precious and dear, are what we value.  Are they things of virtue and truth, or things of  sin and wickedness?  Jesus came into the world to shed illumination on our spiritual darkness…that we love evil rather than good and falsehood rather than speaking the truth.(Psalm 52:3)   He declared in John 7:7, ” The world hates Me because I testify that what it does is evil.”  Pray that the spiritual darkness that is enveloping the world may be lifted and banished as we seek the light.

James 3:6 ” The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and itself set on fire by hell.”

How many times have you regretted  a hurtful, unkind remark made in the heat of an argument?  And  thought to yourself, “I wish I could take back what I just said.”   The tongue has a way of causing trouble for all of us.  A flippant, or off-hand remark can cause irreparable damage to a relationship…and something we thought was said in confidence, will sometimes come back to haunt us.  The whole course of our lives can be ruled and controlled by our tongues…but for God.

James 1:13 ” When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone…”

When we are enticed by evil, it’s always focused at our weaknesses…those things that have entangled us in the past. Our own foolishness will certainly our ruin… thinking we can’t be seduced by something that controlled us in the past. But nor can we blame God for our predicament…He is not only incapable of being tempted Himself, but He will never test us with evil.