If you were offered Black Forest Cheese Cake or Death by Chocolate for dessert, you might say you had to choose between two evils.
The phrase “the lesser of two evils” is often used when it seems like there is no good choice. The truth is, you never have to choose evil. There is always a right choice available. There is always a choice that will honour God. Sometimes it is an obvious choice to walk away instead of taking sides. Sometimes it is a hard choice to forge a new path in a different direction. You never have to choose evil.
In God’s economy we are always choosing between life and death. There is no neutral. We either choose with God or against God. All of this sounds very black and white, but life rarely appears that way as we live it. Often the right choices are not obvious. This is where prayer and staying close to God and seeking wise counsel are indispensable. If you ask God for truth, He promises He will provide it. James 1:5…
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
This is a promise that you can look to when you have to choose. James 1:6 adds a condition to this promise that is key…
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
You have to ask in faith. You can’t doubt and go to God and expect answers. Faith is what God is building in you as you make choices.
Back to the Black Forest Cheese Cake and Death by Chocolate. What is your choice? Basically, I think we have a case of evil vs evil. I would skip both and grab a chunk of very dark chocolate.