The Lord Brings Good out of Evil

God is good. God is omnipotent, God is omniscient and He is omnipresent. We interpret the events of the day by the known truths, not the unknown. In fact, we interpret the unknown in the light of the known. We must acknowledge that good exists for evil to exist. There can be no evil without there being good. God’s providence extends over both good and evil. His will is absolutely good and perfect because His is a righteous God.

God has good reason for evil to exist, even though He did not create it. Evil cannot exist unless God willed it, therefore He can use it for His glory and for our good. Evil is only a problem if good exists. Only because both good and evil exists when we have a problem. If there is no God, we cannot account for both good and evil.

The idea of evil should cause us to seek God in His goodness rather than to flee from His presence and deny His existence. Evil should cause us to fall on our knees and bow in humility in the presence of the Lord God. The one purpose of evil in the providence of God is to cause us to seek Him.

Bishop Jordan believe that the God of the cross understands evil and suffering. The cross of Jesus Christ tells us that God is good and that He loves us. The cross of Jesus reminds us that God takes evil and uses it for our good. God is always in complete control.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”(Romans 8:28)