EVIL IN THE WORLD
From this first act of disobedience the world was “fallen.”
Since then man has been falling far short of God’s goodness and holiness. Man’s sin and disobedience separates him from a relationship with God. No matter how good man is he still falls infinitely short of God moral perfection.
Death, sin and suffering had entered the world and mankind had fallen away from God.
When we say a person is good – we are comparing him or her to other people who are less good on our human scale of goodness. But compared to God, none of us are even close to God’s infinite goodness.
The Bible’s word for falling short of God is sin. Sin is in each of us and separates us from a Holy and perfect God. As long as that sin remains in us, we have no chance of entering into a relationship with the Holy and morally perfect creator.
But God had a plan to save us from sin, keep reading.
ROMANS 3:23, NIV
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
ROMANS 6:23, NIV
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What is your typical response to the brokenness you see in our world today? It’s completely natural to feel sad, angry, or simply confused. The truth is that these things grieve God as well.
How do you think Jesus may want to use you as an instrument of His love and grace toward the pain and sorrow you see around you? Begin to pray for His direction and love to guide you.
“Father God, I praise you for saving me through Jesus Christ today! I am so grateful for all that you’ve done for me. Thank you. Lord, please help me reach out in love to the brokenness around me today. I need your wisdom and direction to know what to do. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”