Matthew 27:23 -
And he said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out exceedingly, saying, Let him be crucified.
There is a saying "one man's food is another man's poison". The concept of evil and good is relative from one person to another and therefore a debate on it can go on between mankind for years without end. It is only when God comes in the picture that the real understanding of good and evil is understood. We should not confuse between evil and sin. Sin is breaking of a Commandment (law) of God. It was only when God gave an instruction to man and man did not abide by it, that sin came into mankind. There is no doubt that evil is the mother / father of sin.
God did not create evil yet evil came into existence through Satan, whom God created. We can understand evil when we understand how it came into existence into Satan.
Satan was an important being in Heaven and in Heaven all things are good so was Satan. Like mankind on earth eats and drinks for the purpose of living so also in Heaven the Fruit(s) of the Tree of Life and the precious things in Heaven (described as jewels and precious metals) are freely available and meant to be taken as needed, but when Satan started taken more and more of them without purpose he gave birth to the first evil which is greed. Greed got in pride, deceit and so on all evil came into existence in him.
God is light and light has a purpose, so also all creation of God has purpose and that purpose is to prosper for good. God did not, does not and will not do anything if it does have the purpose of true prosperity. Darkness came into existence when evil came into existence in Satan. Darkness obstructs light like evil obstructs the purpose of God which is prosperity. Thus evil has no purpose but to destroy and if understood is only vanity.
All what Jesus did had purpose and the purpose was for the goodness of mankind. Each and every word and deed Jesus spoke or did was to glorify the Father and build man, showing him the true way to the Father. He became the first true light in man and it is this light which is passed unto us when we receive Jesus and walk in His ways. It is this light in us which will overcome the darkness bought into existence by Satan.
God allowed Satan to fall so that by the testimony of the victory of light overcoming darkness there will never be darkness again.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are light and You are before all creation. You created the Heavens and this creation, and all beings that exist in them. You made all things with purpose and the purpose is good. Lord, You humbled Yourself and became a sacrifice so that through your light shining in man the darkness even in the (lower) Heavens will cease to exist. The glory which existed in You before creation will be restored and be lifted higher. Lord, we pray that everything we do be with understanding and with the right purpose so that evil will not make home in us...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
21 There are many plans in a man's heart, Nevertheless the LORD'S counsel-that will stand.
32 "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33 "Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys.
34 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
19 For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.
20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
9 "Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
12 "Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
14 "You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.
16 "By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones.
17 "Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you.
18 "You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading; Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you.
19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You have become a horror, And shall be no more forever."'"
1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,
2 "as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.
3 "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
4 "I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
5 "And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
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