Many people explain that evil does not exist, but is merely a psychological factor. But this is not so. The evidence of evil is here in this world. It cannot be denied. If there were no evil, why would Jesus pray, 'Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil?'
A villain in a movie, adds to the charm and screen presence of the hero. Tougher the villains, more glorified are the deeds of the hero. We can say that Judas was Jesus's best publicity agent. By his evil act, he made Christ famous. Jesus knew the role he had to play, and all that would happen to him so that he might show the love and greatness of God.
It is hard to know where the dividing line is between good and evil. Certainly, it is true that bacteria kill two billion people every hundred years. But to think of the chaos of overpopulation, if there were no death. And if everything here were good and perfect, no one would leave this earth on his own accord―no one would want to go back to God.
So in a sense, misery is your best friend, because it starts you seeking God. When you begin to see clearly the imperfection of the world, you will begin to see the perfection of God. The truth becomes clear now. God is using evil not to destroy us, but to make us disillusioned with His toys, with the playthings in His world, so that we might seek Him.
At night, when we cease to be active, we all become God-like. But in the daytime, we become devils―not all of us, but most of us. Why not live with God in the daytime, for then we shall know no fear, we shall know no evil. It is easy to say this, but hard to practice it.