(Proverbs 6:28 KJV) Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
The obvious answer to this question is “No.” So why do people keep trying? Why do people dump a spouse to link up with someone else and think it will work out any different? People have been this way all through history but I think it is getting worse. My reason for believing that is not just observation of behavior and decadence. I see it going on in our culture at large.
My work world is the public school. It seems that educators have forgotten everything they learned about life. The big lesson that is ignored is found under the title of “Cause and Effect.” Newton talked about opposite and equal reactions. In education we keep thinking we can keep trying all the new ideas that are thrown out and ignore the wisdom of the ages. It hasn’t worked in the last 30 years. It won’t work in the future. The government declared war on poverty, pumped billions in, found the problem worse and said we need to spend more.
One of the lessons that believers should accept and embrace is that “what you sow you will reap.” Read the Owners Manual, in any translation. Learn the expectations and guidelines. Accept that some things are rules that will not be denied.
So? Behavior has consequences. Is there anything you were going to try to get away with today?