We’re made up of flesh and blood. Bones, cartilage, muscle, nerves, organs, some connecting tissue, a little enamel and a bucket full of chemicals and you too could build a human. Genesis says that God created man in His own image. Maybe He took the same blueprints and tweaked them a bit to create the animals, fish and birds. One thing God didn’t include was EVIL. We managed to find that all on our own. Don’t snicker and point fingers, if you had been in Adam and Eve’s place you probably would have failed sooner than later, and somebody would be talking about you.
Thousands of years later we’re still here and so is evil. As the diagram shows it’s in our head, it comes out of our mouth, it’s in our heart, and it is spread by our own hands and it’s in our legs so it can travel faster with us.
When God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, He told them they could do anything under the sun but eat the fruit from one particular tree. You know what happened; all that instruction went in one ear and flew out the other. Luckily the serpent was there to direct them to the very tree that would ultimately kill them! A tree that contained the knowledge of good AND evil. One tree, one fruit. Who wouldn’t desire to have it all?
This could well have been the first case of food poisoning. A buffet of any fruit the mind could imagine and all waiting to be picked by innocent human hands until a crafty busboy directed the innocent diners to one deadly fruit. Once evil was ingested, it infected the entire body. Evil is contagious.
Psalms 23 reminds us, “I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.”
Romans 12:21 reminds us, “Do not be overcome with evil.”
1 Thessalonians 5:22 reminds us, “Avoid every kind of evil.”
James 1:13 reminds us, “Good cannot be tempted by evil.”