“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”
Beware of Evil
If there is a verse that describes and explains today’s culture, it would be this one. Seeing politicians and entertainers come to the defense and champion sins that are despicable to God is shocking. We need to beware of those who call evil good and good evil. It was a problem in Isaiah’s time, and it continues up to today. Whenever someone walks away from the light of Christ, this is where they end up.
Turned Upside Down
When sin grabs hold of your life, it turns it upside down. What was once wrong is now right, and what was once sweet to your soul is now bitter. You become defensive of your actions instead of being convicted, and thus you have to call now good that which is knowingly wrong. Sin corrupts you from the inside out and soon what was hidden on the inside now becomes celebrated on the outside.
It is essential that you don’t get too confident in yourself as a Christian. This is a subtle and slippery slope that even the strongest of believers have fallen on. Guard yourself against this by filling your heart and mind with the Word of God and by resisting evil. Make sure that you remain humble, not judgmental of others and always be aware of our propensity to sin. This will help you guard against having your heart go dark. Darkness will always be the enemy of the light, especially when it comes to following Christ. If we linger around the fringe of the darkness, we run the risk of being sucked in. Remain in the light.