Good and Bad

I just read a newspaper article about two women who murdered a man. Every time I watch the news on TV I learn about all the bad things that are happening around the world.
Sometimes I wonder why all these bad things happen. But I think I know the answer. These things happen because the devil tempts us to sin. Then we decide to obey the devil and do what he wants us to do.
In our Bible Reading, James talked about the devil. In verse 7b James said, “Be against the devil, and the devil will run away from you.” That’s good advice. We need to say “No!” to the devil. Every day we make choices. We can choose to obey God and do good. Or we can choose to obey the devil and do bad.
But we can’t defeat the devil alone. We need God’s help. James said in verse 8a, “Come near to God and God will come near to you.” Think about these things today, and choose to follow God!