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Good and Evil

   Why did Jehovah God call that tree the knowledge of “good and evil”? Why didn’t He call it “Right and Wrong” tree or use other name? This tells us most He concerns us is good and no evil, not about “Right or Wrong”, and this is based on Love. John 5:28.29 Jesus said “Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.”. Who will Jesus resurrect and give them life? Yes, people have “GOOD” deeds.

   We were educated what should be right and what should be wrong when we were young. They give exams us at school, you will get 100 points if your answer is right, and 0 if you are wrong. This world emphasize “Right and Wrong”, but few people talking about we should concern ”Good and Evil” first. Yes, “right and wrong” is very important, but “good and evil” should be more important than ”right and wrong”. Does school teach us “good and evil”? Do we teach our child this concept and focus on things/behavior about “good and evil”? Do we direct ourselves with “good and no evil” first, not ”right or wrong”?

In a cafe, One man called a waitress over and said “This has a wrong word in your manual!”.

The waitress said “Which one?”

“This one, this word is wrong. Haven’t you not discovered this mistake?” -the guest man

“Which one… Oh.. this one, yes thank you. …” – and waitress continue made order for him

“Wow, your eyesight is so sharp, you can spot this typo for we did not discover this word is wrong.” -waitress smiling(after a while)

“Why none of you discover? Is it the new printout manual?”- the guest

“No, it has been used for a long time.” -waitress

“Then why none of you could figure it out due to so long, didn’t you proofread it before you printed it?” “…..”. “….” -the guest.

waitress(seems unhappy and impatient but can’t show to the guest)

A woman maybe the guest’s wife seems a little bit angry and said something to the guest.

“What’s wrong? Do I have anything wrong? If I didn’t figure out this wrong word to them, they should never know this typo, right? … , …” -the guest(seems a little bit angry)

“Right and Wrong” is important, but most God concerns us is “Good and Evil”, not “Right and Wrong”.

   So the “Right” and the “Wrong” is not much important as we think. Many people emphasize that “I am Right! I am Right! You are Wrong!!”. So, don’t angry so much and please forgive your husband when he did wrong or made mistakes(maybe made something dirty and untidy), or your wife (maybe bought something wrong), or your kids (maybe did homework wrong), or your mother, father, brother, sister, classmate, neighbor, colleague… Or whatever we are wrong or right of some knowledge of the Truth.

God most concerns us is “good and no evil“, He knows that we will know the Truth finally. But it doesn’t mean knowing the Truth is not important, actually it is very important that we should keep learning and keep asking Father to give us the Truth. Let us imitate God and show mercy to others, not pursue other’s offenses, love good and hate evil.

   Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said “And He said to him, “You shall love YHWH your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself”. For Christians as Jesus followers we know these two most important commandments, if we practice the commandment will show the good to others then you will be the God’s beloved child. Amen.

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