Evil, Good and Good, Evil

We are now living in a time where many things that were right and good are now called foolish, uncaring and wrong. What caused or allowed this to happen? Simply we have as a world, country and individuals have lost our “north star” or “what is truth.” For me, the Bible is the Holy Word of God. God spoke a curse through the prophet Isaiah in 5:20, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter”!

Many will say that the Bible is outdated, not accurate for society today. They forget God’s word has been the “north star” for over 6000 years. The nations and individuals that did not accept God’s word were eventually destroyed by their own lust and rebellious ways. In every society, there must be a basis to determine what is right or wrong or there will be confusion and chaos. Many want to change the “rules” so they can do what they think what is right. In fact, many want things to be “fluid” or very changeable. Today the more conservative are called “intolerant” because we do not accept the new morals. What makes it even sadder is they do not see themselves as intolerant of the beliefs and values of those who hold traditional values.

It started in the Garden of Eden. Satan tempted Eve first with a question, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" Then Satan followed up by saying God had lied to them, "You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." Immediately they began to experience the consequences of sin.

Today Satan puts into the heart of man that God does not want them to enjoy life, which is a total lie. God knows what is best for man. For example, God tells us not to engage in fornication and adultery. 1 Cor 6:16 says, “Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh." Because He knows it is best for a husband and his wife to have not bonded with others before their marriage. It makes the level of intimacy that God wants in marriage very difficult.

Whether the sin is fornication, lying, stealing or whatever sin it may be it will bring pleasure for the moment but steals our joy and we experience much guilt. Usually, it destroys the relationship we truly desired to have.

Let us search the scriptures daily to find the wisdom of God and experience true happiness.

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