Have you ever considered the importance of studying history not to to just learn the stories but to learn where and why something went wrong? So many times we get caught up in knowing the stories in history that we forget the main reason in learning from our past to possibly prevent something in our future.
The Lord gives us the stories in the Old Testament to teach us how to be alert spiritually to evil and to recognize something in sin that can develop in us to divert the path that we are on. In Genesis 4 the Lord taught us this lesson before everything else with Cain and it was recorded for our own recognition to prevent something from consuming us to the point that it can destroy us.
History is a great tool when we know how to apply it to our lives today without becoming stuck in it to the point that we miss the lesson in it. The same evil spirits that have taken down men and women in history are the same spirits that attack us today. Don’t be fooled and think that history is only history because if you really pay attention to the times you will find that history tends to repeat itself until the people learn how to walk with Jesus to reach the other side…amen
James A. Harrison