The Problem Of Evil Is A Problem For Everyone.
Can we ever grasp the slippery texture of the problem of evil? In Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Duke Senior described it thus (in Act 2, Scene 1, 12-17): “Sweet are the uses of adversity, which like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” Pastor Gavin Ortlund attempts to help us understand the ‘why’ of evil in this article, though accepting that the problem with evil will never go away this side of heaven. For one confronting evil and suffering, there is no stock answers to resolve the lingering pain and outcome. Time sometimes do not heal, and although our faith in God may be sorely tested, His faithfulness and love remains unchanged – His embrace of our puny bodies and soul, and His presence with us remain committed as ever.
I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!(Psalm 34: 1-3)
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