17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. (1 Pete 3:17 CSB)
No one wants to suffer. We all want a life that is rewarding, secure and significant. But when we look around us we see something quite different.
We see the gray.
Contrary to everyone’s pictures in social media, what we encounter on the streets is a very different kind of life. We see those out of work, those suffering from loss or illness, mental health issues abound.
And this is often because of the gray.
The enemy has created a world of grey. No one wants to see life in absolutes anymore. The enemy wants us to look upon all things as equal, no good or bad, just getting what we want.
But people long for structure, because down deep they know without it there is only chaos. The grey breeds chaos. The gray is the middle ground, neither hot nor cold, it is the place of ambiguity where much is allowed but much is not profitable to us.
Wouldn’t it be better to suffer for doing good, if that is God’s will, than for sliding into the evil of the gray?