Our dog loves to roll in anything that stinks.  She seems to think she smells good after such a thing. However, the fact is, it’s quite the opposite. Sadly, she can’t associate the miserable bath with her previous activity. Consequences don’t seem to be a hindrance to the next event.

The interesting thing is that people are like that. How many times did the nation of Israel find itself in a mess? God gave them a bath and they went out and did the same thing again. Then along comes the church, and “whoa” she can give off an odor that reminds you of the town dump.

The Bible warns of this type of behavior.

Galatians 6:7-8 

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Isaiah 1:4 

Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged.

Don’t get into that smelly stuff, and if you do, confess it and don’t do it again.

Think about it.


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