Why do we fall back into the same sins? How is it, once we've felt their sting, seen their ridiculousness, experienced the carnage, etc. - how is it that we are yet tempted? Are we that spiritually stupid? Sometimes, yeah.
Pro. 26:11 - Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.
Ah...the favorite verse of little boys everywhere. I clearly remember acting out this verse in junior high Bible class. I gave an inspired performance as "the dog." And yet behind the exceeding grossness of the metaphor lies the exceeding ridiculousness of repeated sin.
When it comes to sin, without God's Spirit and Word and sanctificaiton, I am clearly no better than the dog who stupidly yet happily returns to eat up that which he just ralphed. So as for me there's no way to imagine regurgitated vomit to be appetizing, God must look at my repeated sin with the same disgust and forehead slapping: "I can't believe he's gonna do it again!"
How depressing the whole thing would be if I hadn't been made something new, something un-dog-like, by the work of Christ and His Spirit. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
How is my writing? How is your writing? Wired.com on blogging and the demise of the English language. Looks like it's time to go back to English grammar flashcards. Seriously, though, communication in an electronic format need not be sloppy. Capitalize the beginnings of sentences. Write whole sentences. Spell things correctly. 'n stuf