Evil. This is a topic that I’m guessing many don’t like to think about, much less write about. Yet this word evil is scattered throughout the bible—Old and New Testament. I’ve been reading through Proverbs, and the other day I ran across a verse that got my attention—Proverbs 11:27 (in the NLT). It says,
If you search for good, you will find favor; but if you search for evil, it will find you!
The reason it got my attention was because I always thought of evil as being sort of a dead inconsequential force, or something that I am safe from, something that only really bad people are affected by—and I think this is the belief of a lot of people. But here in this verse evil seems almost alive. The verse says that if I look for it or desire it, it will find me! The verse doesn’t…
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In Pauline thought, sin is being personified – evil is the by product of sin and thus, yes it is almost alive – active in every area of life on this planet in different ways… we need to consistently oppose it and overcome it before it oppose us and overcome us…. God bless you dear man of God.