Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults (1 Corinthians 14:20).
Babies don’t think a lot about themselves.
Wait a minute, Michael! Babies think only of themselves. “I’m hungry!” “I’m sleepy!” “I’m soiled with squishy nastiness!” “Care for me, even if it is 3am!”
Well, that is true, Beloved.
It’s not really thinking, so much as simply reacting to stimuli. Babies aren’t capable of abstract thought–so far as I know–and so can’t really have bad motives. Yes, they are focused on their needs, but those are pretty simple and legitimate needs.
Unlike the need to be seen as super spiritual because you speak in tongues.
It’s kind of like when Jesus said that we should come to him like children–not out of a desire for stuff or power or status, but simply because we want to be with him.
Infants are incapable of evil because they are incapable of impure motives.
Once they are, all bets are off.
So, as far as evil goes…be infantile today.
Happy Friday, Beloved