MATTHEW 7:11_If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children…
Does Jesus say even the evil know how to treat their children well? No way! Actually, it sounds like He’s calling all of us evil!
Jesus agrees with what we’ve already learned – we’re all evil and have those hard hearts. That’s why we need The Savior. That’s why we need The Great Transformer. That’s why we need The Great Healer. And this is another reason to stay away from judging. How can one sinner judge another?
Those of us who made a decision to become salty-lit-up disciples of Jesus are saved sinners. We are not any better than unsaved sinners, because the only righteousness we have comes from Jesus’ sacrifice of Himself. We didn’t get it by being good. We got it by accepting a free (to us) gift from The Savior (who paid the ultimate price to give it to us).
I realize I’m putting myself out there by saying this, but I believe sometimes evil people can treat their children well. I believe God can use evil people to do good works for Him. I know that sounds strange, but King Solomon knew it.
Proverbs 21:1(KJV), “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.”
Even if it’s an evil king!
King of Kings, Thank You for the miraculous ways You take care of me. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ can use anyone for my good—I praise Him for that!