Woven throughout human history are little threads of evil inherent within the creation that become visible when an immense willingness to discount atrocities of the past creates the possibility to do harm in the present. This is not a slight of attitude taking place it’s real evil played out to affect the creation by heinous activity that only serves to elevate works of our enemy the devil.
Humanity’s struggle to see any good or evil in anything before and when it happens makes our soulish pride the premise of sin’s origin. And carries the same framework for the evil that resulted from the pride in the heart of a devil whose intent on causing as much suffering of humanity as he can on earth. As he searches for opportunities to act out wickedness the Spirit of God has written details about him in 2/3’s of the last books written in modern bibles.
This reveals his evil nature is not going to change no matter how much love or goodness proceeds proclamation otherwise. He operates by an evil prospectus that says humanity is his prime target on earth. And it’s this aspect of his ways never changing that tells us we need to know what good and evil is, and where it comes from, and what it looks like, so we can exhort the one as we rebuke the other by dominion and authority and power were given to us through Jesus Christ.
Oh! That Evil Thought
In the scriptures are stories of how works of evil came about in the lives of those detailed in them, and as we’ve seen an appearance can be without notice that brings out great works of wickedness. While the source of evil is confined to the devil, humans were at fault regarding the one incident making God think evilly.
Ex 32:9-14 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: 10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
This stiff-necked mannerism angered God to the degree He decided it would be better to destroy all of Israel and then start all over again with Moses.
11 And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
Moses figured out quick that might not be a good idea and pleaded with God about the anger He was showing over Israel’s mistake. He then reminded Him many nations including the Egyptians have seen your greatness for Israel.
12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.
Basically, Moses called God out on this and by describing His decision to destroy Israel in light of His already great works reminded Him of promises to the patriarchs of Israel.
13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it forever. 14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
Though even the God of all the universe can have a thought seen as evil, in realizing what’s been conceived is the first step in preventing any of it from happening. It says the Lord repented of it and then went on to raise Israel up as His chosen people.
Now you may think this story puts God into a negative light where He uses evil against His creation, but quite the contrary He exposes how feelings and emotions can have an influence on us to the degree we see evil as the only viable option.
Lev 5:4-5 (MSG) 4 “Or if you impulsively swear to do something, whether good or evil—some rash oath that just pops out—and you aren’t aware of what you’ve done at the time, but later you come to realize it and you’re guilty in any of these cases; 5 “When you are guilty, immediately confess the sin that you’ve committed,
What are the proponents that cause one to placate evil intentions? Typically, it is originated out of anger or hatred and can eventually bring about thoughts of destruction through evil or wicked acts.
Gen 4:5 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
Cain was not oblivious to the fact there was a desire to do evil but allowed the dark influence of the devil to convince him that it is the way of getting even. He acted upon ideals he believed were inherently necessary for self-satisfaction.
So, history is filled with events that came upon the creation by a choice of some to comply with the very nature of our enemy. And it continues to this day to be an end option for many as sins repeat themselves over and over again. Seen in how human nature craves things like adultery, rape, murder, rage, and destruction for gain, etc. Sin exists because of evil’s underlying intent. And the fact all these things continue in this day and hour reveals no matter how bad it is, sin and evil are still proponents of choice when humanity sees a means for fulfilling ominous events out of pride and hatefulness.
The desires of the human heart are not linked to just the natural things it is also linked to the spiritual things that reveal both good and evil, but by the Spirit of God, sense to know them when we see them is available. Today we often fail to see the evil in much of our ill-minded actions simply due to the fact we do not want to admit it exists since it devalues us. And yet the longer we go without facing it and working to overcome any evils around or in us the more it will act out against others.