“Good people can’t stand the sight of deliberate evil; the wicked can’t stand the sight of well-chosen goodness.”—Proverbs 29:27 (The Message).
This verse of Scripture explains the on-going polarization of the United States regarding moral issues. While some wonder why we can’t just all get along, rational people understand that there can be no compromise on issues that have to do with righteousness. Heroes in the Bible—Nehemiah, for instance—realized that you can’t negotiate with evil people.
Good people today can’t stand for killing of innocent human life in the womb. They won’t stand idly by while self-appointed social engineers try to re-define marriage. They don’t like it one bit that socialism is extending its roots deeper into our society. They don’t approve of greed, whether it is exhibited by huge corporations or by individuals who are able to work, but would rather live off handouts from the American taxpayers. They don’t approve of organizations like the Boy Scouts lowering their moral standards. There are many other types of evil that good people just can’t stand.
On the other hand, the wicked can’t stand it when companies like Chick-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby try to run their businesses on Christian principles. They despise the fact that Tim Tebow’s character outshines their own. They rail against pro-life activists. They label Christians with hateful and misleading terms. There are many other types of good that evil people just can’t stand.
The positions on both sides seem to be solidifying.
Be careful which side you choose.