Re: Verse reading–Genesis 2:4-17 (day three)

“In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”  The potential to do evil isn’t a bug, it’s a feature.  If we cannot will to do evil, then we cannot will to love.  Is evil therefore necessary?  No.  It is not necessary, it is possible.  It is possible for human beings because we have the capacity to reason, to choose.  The aim of God is not that we would do things right because we are incapable of evil.  It is that we would do righteousness because we do not desire evil.  And so, a question: What do you desire?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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