“Who will hear these lessons from the past and see the ruin that awaits you in the future?” (Isaiah 42:23 NLT)
George Santayana (1863-1952), was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. He is most famous for saying in his book, Reason in Common Sense:
“Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.”
This a quote I have used many times myself in regard to people’s behavior and why we seem to repeat unnecessary spiritual failures as individuals & as a nation.
When the Lord said this near-verbatim quote of Santayana to Isaiah, He was weary of His people’s repeated spiritual failures & the lack of understanding that consequences always follow & always hurt. Has anything changed today? Not really. People make the same mistakes but hope for a different outcome. Or at least hope that God’s not watching this time.
On this last day of 2013, it’s a good day to ask God for help to change. No one desires to keep failing at the same places of weakness. Ask God to create a new you for 2014, then let Him do it! When God finally has authority, things will change! You are loved today! Run from ruin to resurrection!