Unspeakable Joy Devotional

March 18.2019

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Knowing the difference between good and evil. When Adam and Eve were first created, they were not expected to know the difference between good and evil. It was only after they ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil that they understood it.

Psalm 34:12-16 “Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry; the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.” We are told to turn away from evil and do good. The world bombards us with lies about good and evil. On television shows and movies, the “good guys” often promote fornication, drunkenness, crude speech, revenge, etc.

Hebrew 5:14 “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” We cannot practice what we do not know about. We can learn by being in God’s word every day. We can study the Bible to remind ourselves what is good and what is evil. Then we can practice seeing the difference in the world around us and in our own lives.

The Bible says “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20 If evil were not made to appear good, there would be no such thing as temptation. It is in their close similarity that the danger lies.

Paul heard the voice of the Lord, he said: “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Acts 9:6. Jesus Christ is calling you out of the world of delusion and deception in which evil is called good and good is called evil. Only if the scales fall from your eyes can you acknowledge Him as Lord (Billy Graham). When you accept a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, your life can have a new dimension and a new power.

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