Updated: Jan 19
Good and evil are in the eye of the beholder. In the creation story we find good right along side of evil in their midst of paradise. As I contemplated this I saw how God's creation included neither good nor evil in themselves, but an opportunity for great good while at the same time a choice for great evil. As we progress though the scriptures it is later recorded the the earth was filled with grate evil through them (men) both male and female. In the new testament book of Romans Paul tells us that the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against the unrighteousness of men. It is important to note that it is the unrighteousness of men that God is displeased with and not the man himself.
When God looked on all that he had created he said that it was good. Man was included in that statement. When we understand that we were created as the objects of God's deepest affections we are empowered to overcome the extremes of good and evil. We are His beloved in whom He was well pleased. Arm yourselves with the truth of God's righteousness as a gift and the unrighteousness in your member will lose it's power to control you. Always remember that while we are dead to sin. Sin is not dead but our relationship with it ended when we died with Christ. Now we have a relationship with righteousness Himself Jesus Christ :-)
Stay strong my friends the end of our struggles is near :-)