Some Things Never Change

Our world is said to be changing at break neck speeds. Most days I would say it is true. AND indeed it may be breaking its neck at these speeds.

But at the heart of it all is nothing new. Recently, I was prepping for a wedding and looking at Gen 2:18-25 again. Of course, my thoughts wandered to the next chapter, the Fall into sin. (I almost can’t help it). In Gen. 2, Adam’s response to the gift of the woman is poetic and eloquent. There is no sin to distort the beautiful vision that stood in front of him.

But after the Fall, God came looking for Adam and notice his response. “The woman you gave me…” Finding fault, throwing mud two different directions. He blames her. He blames God for giving her.

Some things never change. In our angry world today, we see the same thing. Far too many blame God for nearly everything. They say they are angry at Him. But notice how easily they get angry at others, blaming the other person as if it was all that person’s fault and not their own.

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking of the Bible as mythology. It has our day and age pegged. It shows us what really is happening. It really cannot be denied.

What did Adam get for his angry fault-finding? NOTHING. Where did all his self-righteousness take him? NOWHERE. That’s 2021. A lot of angry people getting nothing for it and going nowhere with it.

Galatians 5 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Some things may never change, but God’s grace can change you. And it only gets better from there.

Pastor T.

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