In case you haven’t noticed we have way too much tolerance for evil today, as we have been slowly massaged into an acceptance of violence and death by Hollywood, the media, video gaming, and those supporting of evil behaviors. Psalm 23:4 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Whether Old or New Testament the words that are translated evil carry the same context in that it is not about sin, but violence against creation in God’s eyes.
Every aspect of evil has clearly been drawn out in scripture and in every case, God reveals His intolerance to its dark purpose. Violent and destructive intentions are present within the creation and being promoted to be viewed as some form of normal behavior, and no longer evil in society today. But if sin is seen by God as from evil intent and not just some mistake or error in one’s life then why are we so accepting of it, and maybe making it a choice for self-satisfaction?
It might be easier to understand this if I explain it this way. If I choose to hit you once you would consider that bad, but if I hit you let’s say two more times you’d say hey that’s very wrong, and if I continue until you were unconscious or maybe even dead someone might consider that evil. But, the premise of my doing evil was there before I hit you that first time.
Gen 4:6-7 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. Before Cain slew Able, there was evidence of an evil intent which God saw and attempted to bring him out of over the shame he felt when God aligned his offering with Ables. Cain eventually killed Able in a fit of rage causing God to judge him accordingly in that day revealing there is nothing about the evil that is acceptable to God, and neither is any intention to do evil either.
For those who have a consciousness of evil and choose to avoid any opportunity, it may present. Psalm 97:10 10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. The criteria for those who love God is to hate evil, placing them into a position that causes God to invoke the preservation of the soul for eternity and presence of life while in the flesh.
Sin as a proponent of evil draws thinking into play that sees the end before the beginning where hate promotes an evil intent in the heart that can only see removal as a resolution. This can be seen in the present-day violence that is being verbally propagated by many on the left and right who today utilize social advocacy for those who believe anyone not minded as they are is an enemy that must be destroyed.
As we’ve seen over the last eighteen months or so by media’s ruminative promotion of emotions to elevate anger they find there is someone eagerly waiting to be paid to destroy property or even physically attack others. The most common choice of evilly destroying your enemy today is to be a hateful and demeaning person to them such as the left’s choice in today’s politically charged society and surely they will just demise.
All of this low-level evil is highly admonished by many in entertainment the news media and even the church where accepting of and promoting it as just socially tolerable behavior is really a choice to ignorantly glorify evil as a proponent of cause. Though I will not tie this dark mannerism to any recent event its clear in the politicization of everything today by the media it has found a place of praise. And yet its a topic for further discussion before it continues to dole us along to even more acts of evil that will have no cognizance of good in them.