It’s like choosing the better of “two bad candidates” for an elective office. We may be confronted with that option soon. Or, maybe choosing the least evil out of two job opportunities … both of which are considered to be bad. It could be said…don’t take either job, and keep looking. But wait, maybe, you’ve spent all of your savings, and your un-employment checks have run their course. And, you “have to choose one job over the other,” or you can’t feed your starving children… and you can’t afford to keep their two new cars you bought them when times were better.
It seems like, in real life… we find ourselves in just such a “predicament,” from time-to-time. Having to choose the “lesser of two evils.” So, how does one handle such a problem? I suggested early on…to choose the one you have the least experience.
If you KNOW that one such EVIL will produce “certain results,” that are terrible at best, and the other one…you know is bad, but just not “as familiar” with… then, by all means…choose the one you know the least about…and maybe, you’ll be “slightly better off.”
God does not ask us to choose one evil over another. If you are “hiding an adulterer” in your closet, and along comes a gang who is “hunting down adulterers…to kill,” …Is it appropriate to lie…saying NO adulterers are here? Or, should you throw the poor fellow to the “killers” and let them deal with the sinful guy….thereby…contributing to his demise?
God is asking us to KNOW the difference between “something EVIL, and something WRONG.” Scripture passages against “molesting children” does not apply here…but aiding and abetting the death of another person does. I know…my EXAMPLE is “far-fetched,” so if you prefer…throw in your own choice of evils, and choose names to go with them, i.e. Clinton vs. Trump….. You get the point…I hope.
God loves to turn our perceived crucifixions into actual resurrections. Those issues you wish were not part of your life…are often the very things that God is using to shape you into the “individual” that He wants you to be. God wants to use “that issue” for good in your life.
2 Corinthians 4:16-17 tells us …Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. James 4:17 – So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.