The Depravity of Man

The more you get to know a man, the more you are dissapointed.

Men are more gentle and sweet to their girlfriends than their wives.

First women covet a boyfriend, then engagement, then marriage, then a baby.

“Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find?” (Proverbs 20:6)

We consent to evil even when we hate it. Therefore, we do not truly hate evil.

We are far too easily pleased.

We find God more boring than television.

We take great strides in justifying ourselves.

We set up false dichotomies to avoid middle truths.

We talk around those from whom we would most benefit listening to.

We rebuke at the most inopportune times.

We shrink in cowardice at the most opportune times of rebuke.

We broadcast that which is often least worth broadcasting. We have a sick sense of newsworthiness.

We assign difficult doctrines to the convenient category of “unknowable”.

We pretend to know the secrets of God.

We say, “I feel that God is leading me to…” to justify ourselves.

When the law condmens us, we ignore it and appeal to what we’d prefer the spirit of it be.

When the spirit of a law condemns us, we appeal to its wording and specificity, or lack thereof.

You would think, by the way we respond to great things, they were boring.

You would think, by the way we respond to trivial things, they were exhillerating.

We are more polite to strangers than our own mothers.

We never think of eating less so as to avoid cursing God. (Proverbs 30:8)

We never think of eating as a means of avoiding the profaning of the name of God.

We rarely pray in secret, if ever.