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Good out of evil?

It’s amazing, but true, that good really can come out of evil!

First, seeing results of evil deters us from doing evil ourselves.  As the Bible puts it, “You have been warned ahead of time!  So don’t let the errors of evil people lead you down the wrong path and make you lose your balance. 2 Peter 3.17 (Bible for Today).

Second, seeing results of evil can inspire us to overcome evil by doing good  –  even if evildoers are targeting us!  Jesus recommended this.  He said, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you.” Matthew 5.44.

Third, seeing results of evil can also drive us to pray for the evildoers.  Jesus said, “pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.” Matthew 5.44.

Fourth, seeing results of evil instructs us about God ‘s purpose in allowing evil.  It’s the consequence of his giving us freedom to choose.  He could have avoided this, but only at the price of making us like puppets.

Fifth, God searches for those who really want to obey him and live for him.  When he successfully woos us away from ungodly behaviour, he is bringing good out of evil.

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“Don’t let evil defeat you, but defeat evil with good.”

                                                            –  Romans 12.21 (Bible for Today).

 Ken Packer

  Below click on more of Ken’s articles in PDF format.

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Meet the Author
It’s dead certain! 
Be included!
Beyond our planet
All, or nothing! 
God is our home 
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What Jesus knew
How God leads
What Jesus achieved
Finding God. Part 2 
Ask science. Part 1 
Let a child pray. Part 1
God with us 
Do you know Pt 1 
Helping teens Part 1 
Stranger danger 
Sacred or secular 
What God does 
Finding an answer. Part 1
How to be saved
God’s law – and more!
Got questions. Part 1
Separation anxiety 
The dying thief 
Mother’s Day
The hand of God 
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Great secrets revealed!
Four prayer surprises 
Mum’s input – and beyond! 
Amazing facts 
God has a plan 
Who made God 
Crash course on God. Part 2 
Consider these first 
Jesus’ action plan. part 1
Let kids be kids! Part 1 
God’s newshounds 
Finding God Part 3 
Ask science. Part 2 
Let a child pray. Part 2 
Unmatched word power 
Do you know Pt 2
Helping teens Part 2 
Fighting terrorists 
Why Jesus Died 
He’s world changing! 
Finding an answer. Part 2
God wins!
Overcome the flesh
Got questions. Part 2
God’s great plan
Can the church light the world
Which kingdom
Good out of evil
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Will the dead rise
Faith in the truth. Part 1
Why an evil world Part 1
Don’t miss out!
Change our town
That man, Paul
Crash course on God. Part 3
How to find God
Jesus’ action plan part-2
Let kids be kids! Part 2
A quick review
Finding God. Part 4 
Try these tests 
Let a child pray. Part 3
When kids rebel!
Do you know Pt 3
Be rescued
The love factor
Understanding the Gospel
Why create
Finding an answer. Part 3
No power like it!
God with you
Got questions. Part 3 
Why evil Part 1
Learning from mistakes 
Those miracles
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Can a child find God
Faith in the truth. Part 2
Why an evil world. Part 2
Reasonable Faith
X-rated Bible stories
How to worship
Crash course on God. Part 4
Our eternal life
Jesus, a borrower
Let kids be kids! Part 3
Finding God Part 1
Finding God Part 5 
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Teen challenge
Jesus talks about sex
Meet me!
Why a saviour
Such humility!
The Mediator We Need 
We of the Never Never
How God cares
Can the church light the world
Who should lead
Our God-Man 
Why evil Part 2
How did Jesus know
Amazing predictions