Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 5, 2019

Eating Vomit

Filed under: God,Holy Spirit,prayer,sin,Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 8:20 pm

Proverbs 26:11 11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly. (NIV)

This verse applies to our repetitive mistakes.  I can’t count the times I have made the same mistake over an over.  When I was younger and went to the all you could eat buffets, I would pig out and then say, after feeling overly stuffed, I would never over eat again.  However, it was years before I wised up and refrained from those all you can eat buffets.  In our spiritual life (which should be in every aspect of our lives), the repetition of the same sin might be harder for us to spot the detriments like over eating.  In our human nature we have the misconception we are wise in or own thinking and our actions are the right ones in the situations.  It takes an open ear and heart to the Holy Spirit to notice and acknowledge areas where we repeat the same sin over and over.  As we start into this new year, let us be determined to be more open to the Holy Spirit’s prodding either directly or through someone else’s suggestion that what we are saying or doing might be out of line with the will and nature of God.  A good practice is to listen every night and review what we said and did that day asking God to correct us where we need correction and to encourage us where we need encouragement.

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