Tell us the coming events,
then we will know that you are gods.
Indeed, do something good or bad,
then we will be in awe and perceive.
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who substitute darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who substitute bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
Like scarecrows in a cucumber patch,
their idols cannot speak.
They must be carried because they cannot walk.
Do not fear them for they can do no harm—
and they cannot do any good.
Whether it is pleasant or unpleasant, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God to whom we are sending you so that it may go well with us. We will certainly obey the voice of the Lord our God!”
Do not both adversity and good
come from the mouth of the Most High?
And at that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps
and punish the men who settle down comfortably,
who say to themselves:
The Lord will not do good or evil.
He is not to inspect whether it is good or bad, and he is not to make a substitution for it. But if he does make a substitution, both the animal and its substitute will be holy; they cannot be redeemed.”
and when it was full, they dragged it ashore, sat down, and gathered the good fish into containers, but threw out the worthless ones.
For though her sons had not been born yet or done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to election might stand—
1 Corinthians 8:8
Food will not make us acceptable to God. We are not inferior if we don’t eat, and we are not better if we do eat.
1 Corinthians 11:17
Now in giving the following instruction I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse.