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No Evil in God

Psalm 5:4

For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil cannot lodge with You.

When bad things happen, people are often quick to blame God and attribute it to His judgment. Many are now calling the fall of our economy and the dire predictions of an approaching food shortage to God’s judgment upon our country.  God, however, does not delight in wickedness or in the suffering of His people. His goal has always been redemption. While He may allow it, He most certainly does not instigate it, and He will punish evil doers in His own timing. Now is the time to turn TO Him and not FROM Him with full confidence in His love, His mercy, and His justice.

God’s thoughts toward us are not evil. He is a loving Father who wants the very best for His children. When people harm us or do evil toward us, He is angered by this, too. If you see the wicked succeed in their plans, God had no part in it. Do not trust in the schemes of the wicked or the evil of the unjust. God is a righteous vindicator, and we must allow Him to do His perfect work. Our job is to be diligent in prayer and to stand in faith, believing that God’s goodness will triumph.

Verse 10 of this same Psalm depicts David’s prayer toward the wicked. “Punish them, God; let them fall by their own schemes. Drive them out because of their many crimes, for they rebel against You.” God will, indeed, take the very schemes of the rebellious and turn them back on their own heads. In this way, they have no one to blame but themselves, and they have no defense before a righteous God.

If anything wicked or evil has come against you, know that God does not delight in it. He is as angered as you are by the matter. Trust Him to vindicate you and to make all things right. Returning evil for evil only multiplies evil. God will settle the matter once and for all.

Have a blessed day!

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