Ecclesiastes 1:9 “The things that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
If we have learned anything from history it is that we have learned nothing from history. We repeat the same mistakes over and over again like the previous generations before us. We do it as individuals, and we do it as nations. When you see the direction our country is going, and look at history, you want to scream, NO! Don’t go that way! Why? Because you already know what the results will be.
Israel was in a cycle of sin. You can see it repeated over and over again throughout the book of Judges. They forgot God, fell into sin, were taken over, they repented, cried out for help, God sent deliverance, God blessed them, they forgot God and the whole thing started over again.
I’ve started so many diets, and they all worked, but I fell back into old patterns again, and gained my weight back. In the last 10 years I’ve been from 189 to 314. That’s 125 pound difference!
In Romans 7, Paul said the things he didn’t want to do, he did, and the things he wanted to do he didn’t. And then cried, oh wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death? The word “I” appears 33 times in Romans 7, and disappears in Romans 8.
Romans 8:4 The righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us.
The work that needs to be done, whatever it is, is not to be done by us, but in us. It is from walking in the Spirit.
Time for a lifestyle change!
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