It seems so illogical to us that Israel would ever follow after other gods. The Lord had delivered them out of Egypt with so many demonstrations of His great power and then brought them into this promised land, a place flowing with milk and honey. After all of this, they would turn and worship idols of metal and stone?
But the truth of sin is that it is always illogical, always deceitful. It always tempts us to think we are acting in wisdom when we are on the path of foolishness. If Israel was wrong to turn their backs on a God who had done so much for them, what about us? We look back not at a deliverance from Egypt and Pharaoh but to our rescue from sin and death. Our salvation came not through plagues but through the death and resurrection of the Son of God. When we sin, we too are illogical, turning away from worshiping the God who has saved us and instead turning to idols that we have made. But the gospel is the good news that God rescues foolish sinners like us.
When was a time you were able to see your sin for what it was—foolish and illogical?