Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
In this present world we have a lot of evil things that are taking place that people are saying are good things and the good things that sometimes happen, people are saying that it’s evil.
Take as an example, all the recent state laws, some banning and supporting abortions.
The ones that bans abortions, people are saying that it’s evil because they’re taking away women’s reproductive rights and you can’t tell women what to do with their bodies. For the ones that supports abortions and have pushed back the time even later of when a woman can have an abortion, people commend those bills saying it’s a good thing that the state has done.
But the Lord said “woe” unto them that call evil good and good evil. Woe means calamity or misfortune, so it will not go well for them that get things twisted and call the evil things that are happening, good.
Whose definition of the words good and evil should we go by?
For those that are God-fearing, the answer is obvious. We should go by what God considers good and evil.
Let’s look at what God considers to be good in his sight.
Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
The scriptures are telling us that the laws and commandments of God are what’s considered to be good and going against them is considered to be evil.
So in the case of abortion, that is an evil thing to do in the sight of God because it is going against one of the ten commandments; Thou shalt not kill.
So when we praise or support people or laws that supports abortion, we’re calling evil good.
The problem that we have today is that almost everyone is walking with a great amount of pride and swear they know it all and have wisdom that is above God himself.
We were also warned about this.
Isaiah 5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
A lot of people fall victim to this today where they have the answer to everything-where they think they know what’s better for us than the Lord God himself.
We mention abortion as the main topic in this article but it’s not only that. Anything that goes against the commandments that people are pushing as a good thing is considered as us “calling evil good and good evil.”
Other examples are, homosexual lifestyle-saying nothing is wrong with that “people love who they wanna love.”
Putting a drug dealer or murderer on a pedastal where people are protecting them more than they would someone who has a regular 9 to 5 and living an honest life. You saw examples of this with Dudus Coke in Jamaica,
Pablo Escobar in Columbia-where people worship him as a saint today and more recently with El Chapo where people have protested his arrest.
The list could go on with everything that people are calling good, that is actually evil, but the point should’ve been made clear by now that anything that goes against the commandments of God is evil and we should not call it good.
In the past when Jesus Christ was here on the earth many people did not see him as the just and righteous one who would die for our sins and in fact at his crucifixion, the people desired to have a murderer (Barabbas) released over Christ. You see that nothing much has changed today where people have more love for a murderer than for someone who’s living an honest life.
But a lot of them did that in ignorance; they did not know any better. We’ll make the same assumption for today because a lot of people don’t read their bibles to know what’s good from evil. And we’ll do the same communication that the apostles did, which is to tell people to repent, so stop calling things that are evil good and things that are good evil.
Acts 3:13-15, 17, 19 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
17 And now, brethren, I wot [know] that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.