Do you ever have evil thoughts? Do you ever knowing commit to evil actions? Join the crowd. The only problem is that evil upon reaching a certain mass of the public mind/heart explodes exponentially and utter chaos rules. Dealing with mass evil is usually a waste of time and effort. So then how to deal with evil?
First there must be a conscious decision to stand against the evil of the day as posited by James Russell Lowell:
“Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.”
When enough people make a decision against evil, said evil is diluted to the few incorrigible morons, or intellectual monsters, as the case may be.
When thinking of Hitler, or more modern psychopaths, give this bit from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a long thought:
“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
That we humans dwell upon the evil in the hearts of others is often a fatal flaw in dealing with evil. Bible doctrine teaches rather clearly that the evil in every human heart is present, often dormant, but always ready to leap into terrible action. Therefore our primary responsibility is to trust the power of Christ to sustain our decision to avoid personal evil and to cooperate in restraining those who will not yield to personal spiritual control of their actions.
The Shadow is said to know what evil lurks in the heart, but the important thing is for you to accept God’s definition of your heart.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9.
Copyright © 2014 Larry Lilly
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