Getting extremely serious here today.
I’m sure I’ve read this verse before but it never spoke to me until a couple weeks ago when doing blog research.
8 Why not say—as some slanderously claim that we say—“Let us do evil that good may result”? Their condemnation is just!Romans 3:8 (NIV)
When evil things happen God walks through them with us and eventually we will see the silver lining. It may take days, weeks, months or even years because God operates on His own timeline and it is totally different than ours.
I believe Satan unleashes evil on this world daily. God sees what Satan does and says something like:
“Well Satan, I will just weaken the evil you did so it impacts has less impact on my beloved children. I will also use this opportunity to show you how your evil strengthens their faith because my children know I AM upholding them with my righteous right hand.“
While God does bring about good from evil, purposely doing evil so God can turn evil into good is wrong.
Always has been and always will be.
Related Reading: Romans Chapter 6 (NIV) (courtesy of the study notes in my Bible)
P.S. I have more thoughts on this verse but they are not for publication at this time.
Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele loves Jesus, books, history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.