Naturally, we behave like animals. An animal lacks conviction to choose good over evil since animals don’t understand the difference. We are not good, naturally.
Since it is in our nature to do whatever it is our ego tells us, we are prone to make choices that suit our selfish desires instead of thinking about how our decisions affect everyone else.
Taming the Beast
Choosing God goes against the grain because it means choosing the opposite of whatever our inherited instincts are.
I can thank God for any good that I do because anything that I do that is good could have only come from Him.
In my own nature, I choose not to be good and also have no idea how to be good.
The Road Less Traveled
It isn’t easy being good. We have learned to accept our bad behaviors thinking there is not a way out of them. Choosing to go against ourselves is far more difficult.
Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.Zechariah 4:6
In our nature it is easier to continue in dysfunction since we cannot see a better way out. While we continue to be consumed with our old ways, we also do not see that are old ways are destroying us. Good choices are difficult to make, but if we know what is the right thing to do, we must change if we want to survive.
Choosing to be truthful to ourselves and each other to make right choices is the only way to succeed by God’s design and the only way to have the good and perfect life that we so desire to have.
The Good Versus the Bad
Today, we’ve interpreted everything backwards — Bad is defined as good and good is defined as bad.
This is natural because we are rebels.
We love to rebel against God since it is in our nature and that is how we learn. But we have had a history of time to rebel and we have accomplished both good and bad equally.
Now that we know what is good for ourselves and our neighbour — it is time to be a rebel once again. But now, the rebellion is with ourselves to understand the strength that we have that is from God far out weighs our own.
When we choose to do the right thing as we know it, we will be empowered.
Therefore, it is necessary to stop struggling with nature and start learning how to nurture it.
Shannie Alvarez — A Gentile with a Jewish Heart
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