Protect Your Purpose
I brought Milo here to help me with my sermon for today. The first dog I had was Maverick, I named him after Tom Cruise’s screen name Maverick in Topgun shown in 1986. The second dog I had was named Lucky, I don’t know why I called him that. I guess I needed extra luck with all my gambling fiasco at that time. I personally love dogs, while my wife did not until we had Milo & Millie. The Bible said something about dogs and it is the one thing that I hate about dogs. In Proverbs 26:11 it says, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness”. But why do dogs go back to their own vomit? Why washed pigs returns to the mud? Why christians living new lives in Christ returns to old ways of the world? Here are some four reasons why. Because of the desires of their flesh, their doctrines are not solid, the guardrails (biblical life principles) are not in place, or maybe their salvation is not authentic. But how can we Protect Our Purpose? Peter in his letter suggested three things on how we can protect our testimony, how we can preserve our witness and how we can protect our purpose. First of all, we must be alert at all times, we must remain sober in every situation and we shall stay obedient to God’s Word. Hear more of it here.
“As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness." Proverbs 26:11