Grace and peace be unto you.
When was the last time you made a major decision? What were your options? Life is so arranged that evil presents in the midst of every decision whether simple or complex. Scripture says that on one occasion, angels presented themselves to God and Satan was among them (Job 1:6). When we are self-aware, socially aware, and spiritually aware, we are better able to choose good over evil.
The story is told that King Ahab and King Jehoshaphat wanted to attack Ramoth Gilead. Consequently, they sought counsel from the Lord. King Ahab’s four hundred prophets told him to go ahead because God would give him victory. Nonetheless, Micaiah, a prophet of God told him that it would be a disaster. He believed his prophets and went to war against Ramoth Gilead. In accordance with God’s Word, he was killed (2 Chronicles 18). King Ahab chose to believe his prophets because they told him what he wanted to hear.
Similar to King Ahab, sometimes we choose evil by accepting advice that is contrary to God’s instructions, because it aligns with our desires. In those moments, we are more interested in having our desires met than fulfilling God’s purpose. While we cannot run away from evil, we can overcome it. The Lord told Cain that evil was crouching at his door and desired to have him, but he must rule over it (Genesis 4:6).
How do I choose good over evil?
1. Measure your options against God’s Word and reject those that are in violation.
2. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the courage.
3. Trust God with the outcome.
Heavenly Father, please give us the wisdom and courage to choose good over evil in every situation. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.