Margaret posted the scripture I’m sharing below and it reminded me of the conversation Ellen and I had this morning. She is reading in 1st Samuel, and we discussed God’s giving of an evil Spirit to Saul. Why did He do that?— certainly God is not the initiator of evil, but what we know from scripture is that Satan appeared before God to request permission to impact Job’s life. Does that mean that when a man is haughty in all his ways as this scripture suggests he is opening himself up to spiritual destruction? It certainly explains why God would be involved in the giving of an evil Spirit, but only when man has brought that fate upon himself.