THE SAD STATE OF A “NATURAL MAN”

You’ve got to pity the natural man. It’s hard for him to see beyond the stomach because to him, “man lives by bread alone.” (Matt 4:4)

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The Medeterenian Sea, the Kilimanjaro and Bujagali exist so that “men may have  no excuse,” (Rom 1:20) but the natural man still pays no attention. He goes about his mountain climbing ,bungee jumping and picks cowrie shells from the sea side, all without stopping to look into the sky and marvel at the maker of it all.

 

The natural man, you’ve got to pity him, because he’s a perishing man seeing the gospel as “foolishness” (1 Cor 1:18) , he’s blinded to the beautiful portrait  of Husband loving wife as “Christ loved the church”, so he settles, he settles for the one-night stand, and the social status that marriage brings. just those. – the natural man.

 

You gotta pity the natural man,  as a “slave to sin,” (Rom 6:20)  sex is one big pleasure that “will fulfill my life,” until they wake up the following  morning wondering where “all his  emptiness came from!” No wonder the natural man dreads funerals, he has no hope. The casket is the end, you “get rich or die trying”, he says, yet he lives like death till  stings.

 

A natural man’s talent is all used to build his personal Babel, call it “kingdom,” “Let us make a name for ourselves.” (Gen 11:4)  The cares and worries of this life consume the natural man because he’s forgotten who supplies the “birds of the air.“ (Matt 6:26)

 

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” – I Cor 2:14.  You’ve got to pity the natural man, especially after looking in your mirror and making sure he is not looking back.

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