The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Have you ever had that déjà vu moment where you think you’ve been at a strange place before? Maybe you read a news story that reminded you of something in the past. It seems the more we go forward, the more history repeats itself. Whether for good or bad.Nazis

No matter how hard we try, evil still develops in the world. Diseases form with no known cure. And people have doubts about Jesus. Doubting in the existence of Jesus is nothing new. It’s been going on since before He died on the cross.

A lot of people say if they could see a miracle, they’d believe. However, Jesus did miracles during his time and people still didn’t believe. That’s because there will always be those loudest who will put doubts in the minds of others. They put a spin on things to get you to believe their way, not God’s way.

Philippians 3:18 states, For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. People live today as if Jesus doesn’t exist, just like back in the time Paul sent his letter to the church of Philippi.

Back then, they loved their worldly possessions more than the Lord and lived in sexual immorality as much the same way we do today. Sin is not anything new. We’ve always had the issue of wanting to do what feels good over what is right. There probably Sinisn’t one person in this world who doesn’t realize if we’d stop living sexually immorally, STDs would not be much of an issue. Yet, we are not willing to abstain from sex until we get married or at least in a committed relationship.

It’s not easy to live in a world that tells us to “Have it your way!” around every other corner. The media is very prevalent on showing us that sin is more fun than being virtuous. However, that is not the case. There are consequences for our actions. You may look at the movie stars and think they have it made until their child commits suicide or gets arrested for drug use. It’s that old adage “the sins of the father.” Your choices might not affect you in the long run, but they will eventually affect your children or those around you.


When all is said and done, the life of faith is nothing if not an unending struggle of the spirit with every available weapon against the flesh. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the author of “The Cost of Discipleship”
Isn’t it better to have faith in a loving God than in a bottle of alcohol? Too many people get hooked on drugs because they are looking for something to make them feel better. All they have to do is pick up the Bible.

If you want true joy in your life, stop living in sin, and live for Jesus. No matter what others might say, it really is that simple.

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  1. Ted C. Litzner says:

    Kathryn, I enjoyed reading this and whole heartily agree, this world has not changed ;it is only the color and taste of the temptations that have changed over thousands of years. I can’t stand the talk shows or listening to the latest Pop news, who really cares; what or who is the biggest news this week or month will Very soon be forgotten; the the ever persistent sexual temptations, both visual and audio flaunt themselves daily for our attention. I as a beloved child of God do my best to ignore these; but like the apostle Paul find myself growing tired and eventually subject to stumbling.
    To address the evils in the world, all we can do is pray for our enemies and surrender them to the Lord’s care.
    Your posts are encouraging and a much needed wake up call to what is going on around me and in my heart and for that I thank you.

    P.S. If my writing is disjointed and hard to follow,please let me know.

    May God’s peace be with you.
    Ted Litzner

    1. Thanks you so much for commenting, Ted. It is hard to live in today’s world, but like you said, Prayer is the best way to fight any sin that is tempting us or others.

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