Monday, March 25, 2013

When Good Men do Stupid Things

(Sorry, no reference to women, because there are not as many biblical examples :<)
>Adam ate the fruit
>Noah got Drunk
>Abraham slept with Hagar
>Moses got angry and struck the rock
>David slept with Bathsheba, killed Uriah and numbered the people
>Peter denied Christ
>Thomas doubted
>James and John got angry and got envious of a good seat in heaven 

I am not really a good man, but I am guilty of more than my share of stupid antics.

*Were these all good men? Of Course!
*What caused them to do what they did? Their human condition. The lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life.
*What contributed to their stupidity? Listening to the enemy, feeling stressed, deprived, impatient, fear, doubt, etc.
*What were the results?
The world was plunged into sin, descendants paid the price, their followers suffered, etc.

It is like the rock thrown into the serene lake which creates ripples in ever-widening circles. Our sins not only affect us, but those around us and those who follow after us. 

Keep your nose clean, stay close the Savior and be obedient to the Word.


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