Have you ever heard of “gold diggers”? It is a slang term for people who are with other people for their money. The Bible says, the rich have many friends, but “gold diggers” are not looking for friendship, they are looking for money. The thing is, people know when someone is after them for their money, because people with an agenda, have a smell about them that is palatable. We as believers are not called to be “gold diggers” but we are called to be “good diggers”.
In this world it is very easy to find what is wrong with people. Their faults, their weaknesses, their challenges are easily spotted, however, in the midst of all this, who among us can see the good in others? When evil is rampant in every area of society, from CRT in schools to fraud in government; from division in families to selective reporting in media; it is easy to find the evil among us. You don’t need to be a prophet to recognize what is going wrong in the world, but where are the people who know how to find what good is happening all around us.
Amos 5:14-15 says, “Search for good and not for evil so that you may live;
That way the Eternal God, the Commander of heavenly armies, will be at your side, as you yourselves have even said. Hate what is evil, and love all that is good.”
I think it is time for believers to stop magnifying, sharing and talking about all the evil we see, for it does not benefit us in any way to be reminded of all the evil around us. What we need to be doing is finding the good in the world. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His Son…: God saw good in the world, so He gave. We need to see the good, search fo the good, spread the good, for this is our victory in Christ Jesus. Good news is the antidote for the world, not the spreading of all the evil that is obvious to all. Be a voice for God, see the good and share it over and over again.