RE Verse reading–Isaiah 1:1-20 (day five) “Why should you be beaten anymore? Why do you persist in rebellion?” (vs 5) One of the clinical definitions of addiction is “behavior that continues despite negative consequences”. In some sense all sin is addiction. It is deeper than a bad choice. It is a bad choice that we continue to make even after it becomes clear that no good will come of it. Why do we stay loyal to such behaviors? Why do we persist? “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it”. We are powerless to change our inner tendencies. Paul experienced the same defeat. “Wretched man that I am! WHO will set me free?” (Romans 7:24) Like all other things, our sin teaches us that we need Christ. I have ONE job every morning. You have the same job. Find the Lord! Apart from Him and His partnership, none of us will ever be free from our addiction and all of its destructive power.