Don’t Return To Your Vomit

22b The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire. ~ 2 Peter 2:22

Peter compares returning to our sin as a dog returning to its vomit and a sow (female pig) returning to mire (muck). If this is what returning to sin is like, why do we do it? Could it be because we’ve allowed ourselves to be deceived? According to Paul (2 Corinthians 11:14), Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore we can assume that he disguises sin as well.

See, we often get caught up in the things of this world, and we stop spending time with God. We stop reading our Bible, praying, worshiping, etc. We become spiritually blind to the tactics of the enemy. Even though Jesus has just purged us of our sin, when Satan comes around with our vomit (past sins) in a new dish, we gorge ourselves because of our spiritual blindness.

We have to stay spiritually alert so that we won’t give any opportunity to the Devil. We have to spend time with Jesus every day, lest we fall away and return to our filth He cleansed us from.

LORD God, please open our eyes that we may be spiritually awake, testing and discerning the spirits around us. Give us wisdom that we might see sin for what it truly is. Guide us, LORD God, as we run this race set before us. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

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