There are far too many people in today’s Church treating life like its a fun Mud Run in sin! The toxic mud of sin, which at one time was avoided through great godly wisdom, has foolishly once again become for them an inebriation, like catnip to a cat or whiskey to an alcoholic.
The fire on the altar of the heart has dwindled down to a small wisp of smoke. The fire that at one time burned bright and hot has been neglected everyday; the heart has become a stone cold altar from the lack of personal sacrifices being offered.
The fun godly life of purity and righteousness has grown dull to them through neglect, and the fun of debauchery and unrighteousness has been returned to, like a dog returns to its vomit.
Is that too harsh for me to say? No. What is harsh is being a child of God sitting on His lap, being held in His arms, and then slapping Him in the face rejecting His love as no longer being enough for the excitement of living.
“If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning…
Of them the proverbs are true: ‘A dog returns to its vomit,’ and, ‘A pig that is washed returns to its wallowing in the mud.’”
~ 2 Peter 2:20-22
Were you at one time clean and right and passionate with God? Do you remember when your heart was holy and red hot as a firebrand with love for God? Having been cleaned up by Jesus and living the good life, are you now wallowing once again in your favorite toxic mud? Are you once again inebriated by sin?
Eating vomit and wallowing in toxic mud is no way to live. The devil is laughing at you… but you can shut him up.
Return to the Lord with all your heart. You know how to do that, you already did it at least once in the past. Do it now! Not tomorrow, not 12 hours from now, not 6 hours from now, not even waiting until you finish reading this devotional. NOW!!
If you just returned to the Lord, Heaven is rejoicing over your return! I want to rejoice too, so please let me know also. 🙂
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