I got your attention with the title of this blog entry didn’t I? Jerry the other youth leader at church when someone says my instinct tells me to go this way. He tells us about a joke about a cat and a skunk. The cat says to the skunk my instinct tells me to go this way. The skunk replies funny my end stinks but it didn’t tell me to go that way.
Below was taken from google search.
1.an innate, typically fixed pattern of behavior in animals in response to certain stimuli.“birds have an instinct to build nests”
the fact or quality of possessing innate behavior patterns.“instinct told her not to ask the question”
1.imbued or filled with (a quality, especially a desirable one).“these canvases are instinct with passion”
Even the Bible talks about people acting out of instinct.
So basically it is an impulse or acting without thinking. We as sinners often find that we often act without thinking. But does that always do us good? I am sure most of the time it stinks, cause it leads us down a bad road.Like in 2 Peter 2:1-22.
for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, Romans 2:14
Read the whole context for the above verse in Romans 2:1-16.
Jude 1:10 tells us that instinct can cause us to slander other people, the way that animals do. When you slander people that will make your end stink too. Make sure you read the whole book of Jude. Don’t worry it is a short book in the Bible, only one chapter.
We must be staying the the Word and not going on instinct. In the End Instinct will destroy you. That odor is not one that you want to keep with you.