KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
One of the saddest phenomena’s in the world today is the rotating doors of the church. As I have been given the opportunity to speak in several churches over the years, I am often saddened to hear of people who once seemed so on fire for God, and now are back living in the world. In the church that I pastor and in churches all across the United States we find the same thing happening over and over again. Someone will come into the church, get all excited about being there with so many loving people, join everything they can join and do all types of great work in the church. They talk the talk of the born-again and go to every function that comes along. Then, some little detail of church or outside influence comes their way and off they go back into the world living as they did before they came to church. Ask them are they saved and they say “Oh yes, I’m saved. I remember the date.” However, salvation is not a date on which you said magic words to save you. Salvation is a relationship with the Jesus Christ. Once you have a real relationship with Him, the world will taste bad.
Our verse today says a dog returns to his vomit, and a fool to his folly. The lost will always long for the world. However, when a person really is saved the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Some say the people who go back into the world have lost their salvation. However, friend you can’t lose what you never had.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
Enjoying church fellowship does not save you anymore than sitting in a garage makes you a car. Christianity isn’t only about fellowship; it’s about a real relationship. Do you have a relationship with Jesus?
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