When Evil is Called Good…and Good is Called Evil

How should Christians respond in a culture where evil is called good and good is called evil? Here is what the Bible says. #Biblestudy #Isaiah #WomensBibleStudy #GoodMorningGirls

We are living in difficult times. Due to Covid, many churches have been shut down, the country is divided and it’s hard to know who is telling the truth and who is lying. There is a lot of confusion.

In the book of Isaiah we see that Israel was in a state of deep moral confusion. Isaiah writes:

Woe to those who call evil good
    and good evil,
who put darkness for light
    and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
    and sweet for bitter!

(Isaiah 5:20)

Israel had blurred the moral lines between what was right and what was wrong and friends, that is where we are at in our country today. Only the word of God will straighten out what is crooked.

God’s word is our standard for truth.

God defines what is good and evil.

So join me on this video, as we discuss our reading in Isaiah chapters 1-5 and we look at – what happens when evil is called good and good is called evil.

As I said in the video above, apart from God, our value system will be upside down. We will be confused as to what is good and what is evil.

God’s word is light.

When we read the Bible – it brings clarity. But it’s not always easy to do what is right and good. We may be labeled as intolerant or worse offensive, when we choose to live out God’s word. So…

We must be brave.

Have you ever walked out of a movie theater and winced at how bright it was outside? After sitting in darkness for two hours, the light hurts our eyes. Sometimes that is how people respond to us. After living in darkness, our light may be so bright, they are uncomfortable. That does not mean the light is bad, it only means that they have been in darkness. Some will be repulsed by the light but others will be drawn to it.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 says:

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.

2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.

Avoid such people.

That description above, of the last days, sounds a lot like the world we live in – doesn’t it?

God’s word is light.

Jesus is the light of the world.

Let’s be the light, that this world so desperately needs.

Keep walking with the King,


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  1. Thank you SO much for this encouraging message and a clear explanation of God’s Word and His standards for us. You are so appreciated!

    1. Yes- the correlations this week to our current times amazed me. God’s word is always true no matter what day in age we live in. Love that!

      I’m so glad you are enjoy your study in Isaiah Carol! Keep going!
      Much Love,
      Courtney 🙂

    2. Absolutely. I like the break down. I have a hard time woth with understanding some of tjis stuff. Comprehension isn’t my strongest suit. I want to know him. My son says, mom you need to know the people of the Bible and the stories if you want to talk abd preach to other’s. So you have something to go on. Wisdom from my 16 ur old!

  2. So thankful to be study this book right now as we are going through some immoral changes in our country and the world. I love this. Such an encouraging video. Thank you

  3. Thank you for bringing your insight to Isaiah, I’ve studied it before and it’s not an easy read! I’m looking forward to understanding it more and hearing your God given wisdom each week! Blessings!

  4. Just ordered this study for my daughter and myself to do together (she’s 11 about to be 12) I love how God’s living word is just as relevant today as it was when it was first written! amazing!

    1. Kara –

      That is wonderful that you are doing this study with your daughter! She is so blessed to have a mom who is teaching her the word. Thank you for sharing this. It’s so encouraging.

      Much Love,
      Courtney 🙂

      1. Thank you.
        I printed the free version and added in the review questions/discussions from the resources section. I started the study late, so I am a little behind. I am enjoying this study and already learning so much!

        (I don’t know if it’s feasible, but maybe consider making your studies available at http://www.christianbook.com)

  5. I’m loving my early mornings with this Bible Study in Isaiah. Yes, the world is changing as we read about it. I for one, am trying to reach the lost one by one by helping an addict at a time. My little sister is coming back to the Lord. Pray I have the light in me she needs to see. Thank you for all you do dear.

  6. I am so glad to be back in a bible study. My life has been crazy and I usually go to one of the other books you have between the session, however I didn’t for quite a while and I noticed how much I missed being able to read and be with GOD daily. I LOVE hearing your insight on the chapters each week. I am so happy that my cousin brought me to you several years ago and am blessed to be able to understand the bible better. Thank you for always being encouraging and a support for so many. You are a God send for sure.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this Bible Study and for also bringing us together as a community of women after God’s heart.

    I appreciate how you explained things in this post.

  8. I keep coming back to this particular chapter, because it just keeps hitting things on the head.. Our world and our nation is in such deep delusion of what is true and right.. The scary thing is many fellow brothers and sisters in Christ are being blinded by these untruths and subtle Satanic deceptions. Accepting what God deemed unholy and evil as good and ok.. Woe to us for sure for sure

  9. Thank you so his beautiful and encouraging message! I really appreciate your reminder that as parents, even if we’ve done everything right (which I know I haven’t), our children can still rebel and it’s not all my fault. I have a daughter that was a beautiful example of a child of God, who now has let the world lead her in some awful and terrible decisions. She sees evil as good and I am struggling with showing her the truths of His Word. I am very thankful for this wonderful reminder that God has a plan and if we obey, everything will work for His good. Thank you so much, Courtney! God bless you! 🥰🥰

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