Shall We Not Receive Evil?

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“What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil” In all this Job did not sin with his lips (Job 2:9-10).

God always knows best. The evil which He creates in our lives (Isaiah 45:7) plays a key part in our spiritual development and maturity. Job learned to recognize that good as well as evil came from the very “hand of God.”

So many who profess to know God do not acknowledge this important truth. For them, even to suggest that “evil” comes to them from the hand of God is sinful; yet Job declared it to be so, with his own lips, and God proclaimed of him, “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”

Faith recognizes that the rain is as important as the sunshine, that the tears are as needed as laughter, and that the dark colors are as valuable in the tapestry as are the light. Like a building under construction, a painting yet wet and unfinished, a batter unbaked, a tapestry still being woven, a tree that has yet to reach maturity, we with patience await the Master’s grand completion.

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things (Isaiah 45:7.)

Father has a plan, He is in control. Rest in that.

C2Pilkington-4Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.

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