“Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, otherwise they will not come near to you.” (Ps 32:9)
How could an all-powerful and all-good God allow evil in this world? Simply put – because He refuses to treat us like animals and force us to be good. At the core of our humanity is the freedom to choose goodness and that carries with it the freedom to refuse goodness.
If we were animals, He would force us to do what and go where He wills… but we aren’t – we are humans and that is a much messier business than simply guiding by force. Goodness must be chosen, not coerced.
“…that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will.” (Phm 1:14)
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites