To walk with God means to walk in a perpetual state of faith. Faith is total confidence in God, walking with Him in a state of trust. Remember those exercises we used to do where one partner stood behind you and you, as partner number one, stood with your back to partner number two? You were then required to rigidly fall backward without looking where you were going to land, trusting partner number two to catch you. Those whose bottoms sagged downward to touch the ground first, were not operating in faith. When we walk with God, relying on our own human possibility, we cease being His children, we cease walking in faith. We pay Him court visits now and again, tipping our hats as we bow, curtsying as we swish our skirts to the side, but we don’t walk as a son or daughter. We don’t rely on His possibility, which is always out of the range of human endeavor.
Our walk with God must expect to be tempted. The man who does not believe in God has life so easy. We look at him, and we see him accomplish much in life because his expectations fall so short of God’s possibility. He can do everything he plans to do. But we, like Noah, are given insurmountable tasks to accomplish, things we cannot accomplish on our own. We’d like to pull down the level of expectation so that our faith in ourselves can perform well. But God wants our faith in Him to operate well. What He can accomplish through us is so much greater than what the gentleman who relies on himself can accomplish, and God asks for that kind of acceptance, that kind of trust. In fact, He will accept nothing less. Walk with God, side by side, building the particular Ark He asks you to build, according to His dimensions, His blueprint, and not according to your own. Your plan has “common sense” as god, His plan has God Almighty as God.
There is one evolution I believe in; I believe in the evolution of evil.
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually (Genesis 6:5).
Evil can become so bad in a man that he actually takes pleasure in his exercise of depravity. There is a point of no return. The further away from God that the depraved man descends, the more animalistic he becomes, the more society rushes to accept him and his neuroses, the more society becomes corrupted. In our world today evil is blatantly expressed. We watch it on our tellys, cluck our tongues, and change the channel. Why do we do this? Because deep down we know we are the same. We have the same capacity to respond to the devil as the one who practices what the devil wants. When a man becomes brazenly fixed in doing evil, he has assumed a character trait of Satan. If a man persistently tries to justify himself in this, then he destroys the justice of God, and consequently, destroys his own personhood.