Why are we so surprised by wrongdoing? I don’t mean that as a literal question. I myself am often surprised at how wrong people can treat others and think it’s OK. So maybe surprised isn’t the word, maybe I’m just dumbfounded by it.
People who mistreat people, who desire to do that, are living in darkness. There is bitterness and unhappiness that stirs a desire to mistreat people. Many people live in this bitterness, so we really shouldn’t be so surprised by it when we witness. It’s what they know at this point.
Most importantly, the Bible gives us a heads up about it all. The Bible actually tells us that some of these people who are living in darkness actually think that they’re living in light. There are actually people who think that some of the wrongs they commit are actually right. It’s crazy, right?
Here’s the real question though. Is that you? Because the thing is, you might have read this and thought of someone who fits this description. However, the main thing is that that someone isn’t able to read this, and think of you.
Matthew 6:23 But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!