This meaning of ‘good’ revealed in the holy scriptures, as manifest reality agreeable to original intent,” is seen everywhere, from the Old Testament to the New Testament. We have already shown it in the biblical account of creation, where we observed God, at the end of each creation day, He would look at all He had accomplished that day and was satisfied that they are ‘good’. Of course, we observed original intent when He would start off the day saying, “let so and so happen, and let it happen this way and that way.” And at the end, God saw that it was ‘good’.
When the children of Israel corrupted themselves with the golden calf, they provoked God to indignation, which almost cost them their existence, if not for the wisdom of God in Moses. Now, God had announced, even unto the Egyptians, that He wants Israel out of bondage, so that they will go and worship Him. That was original intent. So, when God threatened to wipe them off the face of the earth for their idolatry, Moses interceded with God to remember His original intent, Moses literally told God not to do this ‘evil’ thing, and God repented from doing this ‘evil’ thing. We know there is no darkness in God, so when scriptures talk about God repenting from ‘evil’, it’s not talking about repenting from darkness, it’s talking about God keeping Himself from doing something that will cause His original intent to not come to pass. There are other instances like that in the scriptures.
Another glaring example of the biblical meaning of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ is found in the accounts of the kings of Israel. The kings of Israel and Judah were judged either ‘good’ or ‘evil’, depending on whether their reign was agreeable to the instructions God gave to Israel as a nation, and to Samuel specifically for Israel’s kings, or not. They did evil in the sight of The Lord when they did not continue in these instructions. David, Israel’s model king, was a man after God’s own heart, meaning he was a man that did exactly what was in the heart of God, David continuously created realities that matched the intents of God’s heart, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. Whenever the anger of God came against him because of his sin, he humbled himself and interceded with God, and turned back unto the path of righteousness.
(YOU ARE AS CHRIST IS. Ephesians 2:13-16, Galatians 2:18-20)
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