When people defy logic

For those of you who are science of mathematics aficionados, it can be tempting to believe that all people react logically to the circumstances around them. While some people employ reason in decision-making, for others this statement could not be farther from the truth.

Could Hitler or Stalin be described as being logical? Or Bashar al-Assad? None of these people are above God’s grace, but some people do not respond to reasoned arguments.

The problem lies with the human heart, which is “deceitful above all else” (Jer. 17:9). The ancient major prophet pegged the problem correctly when he referred to the corruption of the human heart.

In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul correctly encapsulated the human condition: “I do what I do not want to do” (Rom. 7:15). Thankfully, the antidote is Christ (1 Cor. 15:57)! He gives us the victory…

Although we do not always understand our patterns or impulses, the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that if we submit to Him and His ways, we can have abundant life here on the earth and a future in eternity!


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