CURIOSITY

READ: Ecclesiastes 1:9-15

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done:and there is no new thing under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9

Curiosity, they say, killed the cat. But in another sense curiosity also kills many Christians and leads them to backslide. Some Christians have been deceived by the devil into thinking that they are missing something. So they become curious and want to experiment with forbidden areas.

Some would say, “I haven’t tasted alcohol all my life. I want to know what it feels like to be drunk.” Others would say, “I have never used drugs before and I want to know what it feels like to be ‘high’.” You may only find out what it is like to be mad! You may acquire what we call marijuana-induced schizophrenia.

I was with my boss in a consulting room at the mental hospital one day when a mother brought in her son. This boy had been experimenting with marijuana. The Psychiatrist took this young boy on a tour of the mental hospital. There were men in little cubicles making various strange noises. There were special places for very wild and mad men. It reminded me of the zoo. The Psychiatrist warned this young boy that if he continued experimenting with drugs his curiosity would end him up in this “zoo”! I will never forget that tour.

Sometimes men with very beautiful and charming wives still chase after other women. Some of these men are just curious. They think there is more to discover. There is nothing new under the sun. There is nothing new to see.

Curiosity killed the backslider!

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