God made it. It was good. We see this pattern through the creation account. What happened? Sin. Capital “S.” Singular. Condition not actions.
Sin corrupts all that it touches. The condition produces the actions which corrupt, rot, tarnish and rust.
You have heard people comment that if it is fun, it is wrong. The attitude seems to be that all of the fun, exciting and enjoyable things of life are sinful. Not really. In their original form they were created by God and they were good. It is the self-centered attitudes and manipulation of people that make the things God created into tools of sin.
The act of marriage, sex, is transformed into pornography, prostitution, rape. God created and blessed marriage with the idea that two people could know an awesome oneness. It was such a powerful picture that the relationship between Christ and His church is described as a marriage relationship.
What happened? Sin. Instead of being a giving relationship under the covenant of God, sex became a means of self-gratification, exploitation and manipulation.
The glorious, satisfying savor of food is transformed into gluttony, heart disease, obesity. God ordained that everything, except the tree of knowledge, was to be eaten and enjoyed. Later, after the flood, meat was added to the diet. Feasting was a part of the ritual of Israel. Jesus was accused of being a glutton. What went wrong? Sin. We now indulge on “comfort foods.” We eat when we are lonely, when we are angry, when we are sad, when we are bored. The word is not satisfaction but satiation.
Stimulating conversations are turned into gossip, slander, pugnaciousness.
Think about it. Almost anything that is considered a problem was once a blessing. Everything that sin touches is degraded.
The good news is that God can turn it around. Remember this familiar verse:
(Romans 8:28 KJV) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.Why not start to change the world by loving God and being called according to His purpose?
homo unius libri
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