This is part of the series What is the Gospel?
King David tells us in Psalm 14 that the fool has said in their own heart, “There is no God.” If sin finds its birth in the perverted idea that God is not necessary, where do sinful men come from? Do they not come from the practice of this thought? In Genesis, the enticement for Eve was not the fruit. The temptation was the possibility of being like God. It was the snare of desiring what should only belong to God. Every adult knows the bliss of child-like innocence. There are things that we just wish we didn’t know.
Sinful humanity is the result of its persistence to pursue what only God can comprehend. Why do you think that so many question the existence of God because of the evil that exists? That is a question that is so big only God can make sense of it. That is why when we sin we are standing in the wrong place. God is sovereign. We should step down from His thrown and trust that “for those who love God all things work together for good” (Rom 8:28). Even the things that are hard to understand.