Posted by: biblestudyseattle | September 4, 2012

Human Evil

Why do people do evil things?

“In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.  He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.  In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.  His ways are always prosperous; your laws are rejected by him; he sneers at all his enemies.  He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”  He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”  His mouth is full of lies and threats; trouble and evil are under his tongue.  He lies in wait near the villages; from ambush he murders the innocent.  His eyes watch in secret for his victims; like a lion in cover he lies in wait.  He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net. His victims are crushed, they collapse; they fall under his strength. He says to himself, “God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees.”  Psalms 10:2-11

“When daylight is gone, the murderer rises up, kills the poor and needy, and in the night steals forth like a thief. The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk; he thinks, ‘No eye will see me,’ and he keeps his face concealed. In the dark, thieves break into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light.”  Job 24:14-16

“Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers.  They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.  They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear.  They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say,Who will see it?”  They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!”  Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.”  Psalm 42:2-6

No one sees??  Won’t they be surprised!  God will reveal all the evil done in secret, all the great crimes of history.  Imagine the terror when the great criminals of history are exposed!  This will happen when everyone is resurrected with memory intact.  Then there will be no place to hide.

“See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling  to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed on it;  the earth will conceal its slain no longer.”  Isaiah 26:21

“So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”  John 10:26

“There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.”  Luke 12:2-3

“This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.”  Romans 2:16
Let us remember that the Lord sees everything done in secret.

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