FROM BECOMING DOGS AND PIGS
A huge danger about sin or rebellion against the things of God is that our character turns dog-like and/or pig-like. In 2 Peter 2:22, Peter is quoting from Proverbs 26:11 and says, “A dog returns to its vomit and a sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.”
When the chains of depression or the follow-through of temptation start a cycle of indulging in unholy things we become like dogs or pigs. Our spiritual nature degrades so badly and rapidly that we are numbered with these animals who are noted as creatures who enjoy returning to their own filth/vomit. Peter goes a step further than the original Proverb and states many of us are like pigs that even after being cleaned by a washing will return to the mud or sin to wallow.
What is needed is your recognition of the situation and a personal Revelation from God. Whether it be an analogy of that sin as a hot stove not to ever be touched again or God severing a cord between you and a habit or you and God smashing some chains/temptations in your life - God must be in the picture helping you. The switch of one's nature is incredibly difficult to return from on your own.
The Good News is that believers in Christ serve a Savior who also goes by the qualities and names of Faithful and True. Revelation 19:11 says, "I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True." Because we still live in these un-glorified minds and bodies, we as believers will still commit mistakes against the King. However, because we are in His Kingdom, His Family, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
This does not give us the right to maintain our cycle of stupidity, just because we can ask for forgiveness. Every time we transform to animals and return to our vomit or sin, that action places Christ on trial again in our lives. I encourage all of us to recognize the slippery slopes and strongholds in our lives, ask God for help and stay away From Becoming Dogs And Pigs.
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