Proverbs 26:11-13 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him. The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
One of the saddest phenomena’s in the world today is the rotating doors of the church. As I have been blessed and given the opportunity to speak in several churches over the years, I am often saddened to hear of people who once appeared to be so on fire for God, now are back living in the world.
In the church I pastor, and in churches all across America we find the same thing happening time and again. You will see someone come to 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, and is not some magic words you once said. Salvation is a real relationship with the Jesus Christ. Once you have a that relationship with Him, the world’s sinfulness will taste bad.
The Bible says a dog returns to his vomit, and a fool to his folly. The lost will always long for the world, but when a person is really 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. Friend, you cannot lose what you most likely never had.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Enjoying church fellowship does not save you anymore than sitting in a garage makes you a car. True Christianity is not about fellowship, it’s about relationship. A real relationship with Jesus will make you desire the church fellowship. Do you have a relationship with Jesus or just a membership with church?
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Luke 23 – 24 / Proverbs 26:11-13
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Jeremiah 16-19 / 1 Timothy 6
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