~ Around and Around We Go! ~
There is a portrayal of a circular cycle which has been around for many decades. It indicates that mankind never really learns from past mistakes—we repeat the same mistakes over and over again. A careful evaluation of the Biblical narrative and of secular history reveals much support for this simple circular pattern.
This historical pattern is as follows…
1. from Bondage to SPIRITUAL FAITH
2. from Spiritual Faith to COURAGE
3. from Courage to FREEDOM
4. from Freedom to ABUNDANCE
5. from Abundance to SELFISHNESS
6. from Selfishness to APATHY
7. from Apathy to DEPENDENCY
8. from Dependency to BONDAGE
Questions (and Answers) for Contemplation…
Q. Assuming this is an accurate historical reality, where would you place your nation on this circle today?
A. “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Q. Assuming this cycle also applies to individuals, where would you place yourself on this circle today?
A. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8-9).