If you have ever read about or studied the spiritual climate prior to previous great awakenings, morality tends to move in cycles. When individuals experience the happier days in life, human beings can forget about the Creator above who brought good tidings and great joy. If this trend continues, it won’t be long before your flesh leads you to become creatures of instinct.
But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish, 2 Peter 2:12.
Although each previous generation claim they had it harder, those who lived during periods of self-control were likely spared from the beast of lust. For those born in ages of disobedience or sexual revolutions, the forces of temptation are magnified. As complacency, justification and rationalization kick in, the desire to indulge intensifies. Thus, many become pawns of the sinful nature.
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world, 1 John 2:16.
When the dust settles, creatures of instinct find a valley of sin standing in their way from God’s hands of forgiveness. As the apostle Paul states in Galatians 5, an opposing force acts as a sparing partner. Free will adds to this equation, placing a priority on decision making. Thus, if you follow in the footsteps of Moses, choose life before a creature of instinct leads you down the wrong road.
by Jay Mankus