Prov. 26:11 As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.
OK, this is not how you wanted to start your day, talking about “dog puke”—but God does! Consider this disgusting act—your dog pukes—nasty as anything could be—and then—he bends over and starts chowing down on it like it was a T-bone steak. Vile! Disgusting! Revolting! But keep in mind this is a part of the Scriptures. This, my brothers, is how God looks upon us when we return to our “old ways”. When God wrote this Proverb (through Solomon) around 3000 years ago, He chose words that would transcend the ages and not lose a bit of their impact in relating how he feels about His people that return to their sin. God of all creation, considers the “choice” we make to return to our sin as revolting an act as a dog eating vomit! We need to really think about that because it is a choice. We have free will. “Choose this day who you will serve,….” Do we want to make a choice that is so repulsive in Gods heart that He uses this descriptive?
And lets not forget the label God hangs on the one who makes this choice—FOOL!
1. One who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding.
2. One who acts unwisely on a given occasion: 3. One who has been tricked or made to appear ridiculous; a dupe:
How sad is it that we, who have been set free, who have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit of God, would be “deficient in judgment”, would “act unwisely” and would “appear ridiculous” because we would of our own free will return to our life dominating sins! No one—absolutely no one, is responsible for the decisions we make except us.
So, what will it be. Are you going to make choices today that will have God calling you a FOOL and looking at you like a “puke eating dog” or are you making decisions that will bring you before the King and hear the words, “Well done my good and faithful servant!” – Steve Schmidt serves full-time on the staff of America’s Keswick and is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy
Think About This:Fear not because your prayer is stammering, your words feeble, and your language poor. Jesus can understand you. —J.C. Ryle
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night. Psalm 92:1-2