Why do we do the things we should not do?
I want to do right, I want to listen, I…I…I
Sometimes we listen and other times…we listen, but still do what WE want. It reminds me of this piece of scripture…
2 Kings 17:14-15 (The Message)
But they wouldn’t listen. If anything, they were even more bullheaded than their stubborn ancestors, if that’s possible. They were contemptuous of his instructions, the solemn and holy covenant he had made with their ancestors and of his repeated reminders and warnings. They lived a “nothing” life and became “nothings”—just like the pagan peoples all around them. They were well-warned: God said, “Don’t!” but they did it anyway.
Tim Keller says it well …“There is always a reason for sin. Under our sins are idolatrous desires…Sin isn’t only doing bad things; it is more fundamentally making good things into ultimate things. Sin is building your life and meaning on anything, even a very good thing more than God. Whatever we build our life on will drive us and enslave us. Sin is primarily idolatry.”
John Calvin said…” Truly, the human heart is an idol factory”
IDOL…let’s talk more about it shall we?