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4.13.17 – 1 Cor 10:11

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. We’re innately clever beings. Look at the marvelous things we have created. Most inventions go through a trial and error process. The inventor works diligently, changing this or that, until it is refined and perfected to work as intended. So the question here is, if we are so clever, why do we not learn from others or our own behavioral mistakes? From the child who continues to get punished for not cleaning their room to the adult who’s just been arrested for their 3rd DWI, we seem to have issues perfecting us.
Well the problem is us. We’re not perfect beings and many times our flesh is the motor that drives the “us” engine. Thus, regardless of previous experience, as Paul so eloquently stated in Romans 7, we continue to do the things we know aren’t good for our well being. He addresses this issue with the Corinthian church by pointing out the numerous instances when the people of Israel disobeyed God. I’ll paraphrase again, hey guys, remember what happened to the Israelites in the desert when they made that idol? We should probably make a mental note of that. God knows our weakness and forgives us through blood of Jesus but we would be wise not to take license with it. He provides a way out through these examples. If God’s chosen people could not get away with it why would we think we could? That my friend would be considered insanity …….
1 Corinthians 10:11 – Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.