Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Pollutions of the World...
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known [it], to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog [is] turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. 2 Peter 2:20-22
Why does a sow that was washed return to wallowing in the mire? Because that is its very nature. It's what it does as a sow. We look at scripture that says a dog is turned to his own vomit and we think, "that is gross and disgusting!" And yet, for the person who says, "Look at me, I am saved!" and yet he returns to his old life style with no regards for His Lord. He loves his sin and does not hate it like he should. His sinning should make him sick, it should turn him back to the Lord crying out for forgiveness and yet, he enjoys his sin. After being told about our Lord and Saviour, he cries out "Yes, Lord, I believe!" and then with his eyes wide open he goes about sinning with no regrets. It would have been better for him to not have ever heard of the Lord Jesus Christ. Judgment will come down on him in a most terrible way if he does not repent of his sins. In a fire, it is not the fire that kills people, it is the smoke. They breath in the smoke and it chokes them to death. Do you breath in iniquity? Do you drink it down like water?
Now don't miss this important part of the verses above. It does not say that they are again entangled therein, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. It has two words in there "and overcome." In other words "to be conquered" by it. We all sin, which means that even after becoming a Christian, we will have times where we fall. But we get back up! We are more than conquerors, NIKE, we are victorious! but for the person that is not saved, he is conquered by sin and is even more entangled in it than before.
Where do you stand today with Christ? Are you living in your sins? Do you have a grip on it. Are your eyes focused on Jesus Christ? Have you lost your focus?
Get yourself right with Jesus today. Fall on your knees and repent of your sins. Give your burdens to the Lord and allow Him to lead you in the ways of righteousness.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
If you feel yourself being led by the devil to return to the vomit so to speak, take God's Word to heart. Think about those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtue and praise, think on these things. There is no temptation so strong that you can't resist it -- UNLESS OF COURSE, YOU LOVE YOUR SINS! And if that is the case, then you are like the sow that returns to the mire. You do so because it is your nature to sin.
Jesus Christ has given you a new nature. Become born again and experience a new life in Christ Jesus. You'll be glad you did! You will be eternally glad you did!
May God's love lift you up today!