The Question of Evil…

Read: Psalms 121; 123-125; 128-130
Marked: Psalms 130:3-4, If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But [there is] forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.

Some ask, “If there’s a God, why doesn’t He do something about the evil in the world?”

It’s a good question. But if God was to truly do something about evil none of us could stand because we are all evil. The thing is, we tend to think of evil as something worse than what we have done; something someone else does, but never us. And that’s a problem.

We judge the evil in others but turn a blind eye to our own iniquity. But God doesn’t. His judgment is righteous and we’ve all fallen short of His righteousness (Romans 3:23).

If we choose to receive it, God offers forgiveness. We should fear Him because He does forgive. Because if He offers forgiveness, then He will also hold those who choose not to be forgiven accountable for their evil.

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