Today you should read: Proverbs 26
Of all 28 verses in this chapter, I want to zero in on one verse. Verse 11 says, “Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.” This verse convicts me down to the bone. We as believers have this amazing gift of salvation through Jesus. And if that were not enough He gave us the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, and guide us, and comfort us, and convict us. Then if that still were not enough God blessed us with His word.
The point is that we have been given everything! We have salvation and victory over sin because of Jesus. Through the Spirit and God’s word being stored up in our hearts we can overcome temptation and not sin. Even with all of that. Even though Jesus through His death brought us out of hopelessness and destruction, we willingly return to it. Just as a dog returns to vomit.
We were locked in a cage and bound in chains until Jesus saved us. He ripped the door off and threw the chains on the ground and said you are free. He gave us all that we need to never return to that place, and yet we on our own run from those things and go sit in a cage with no door and cover ourselves with chains that have no lock.
We as followers of Jesus have to see that we are equipped and He is faithful! We don’t have to go back! We are free in Christ! I hope that today as you meditate on this that you would embrace the grace of Jesus and exit the cage that has no power to Hold you.
By: Dakota Gragg — Student Ministry Associates
3 thoughts on “October 25, 2017”
I have my own list of things that I foolishly return to from time to time… worry being one of them… so just for kicks I tried reading this passage again, but placing myself into the position of the fool in each of these verses. Talk about motivating!
Good word Dakota & John! Thanks to all of our staff for faithfully writing Jumpstart each day!
Vs 4&5 “Don’t answer…Be sure to answer…”. How are these contradictions rectified in every day action? Thanks for input.