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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Dog Days


Like a dog that returns to his vomit
 is a fool who repeats his folly.
- (Proverbs 26:11 ESV)


Every dog has its day…

But that doesn’t mean

That every dog gets its own way

Or has the last say

The last word doesn’t belong

To the one who barks loudest or longest

No – the Final Word lives on

And is heard on its own accord


So while we woof and wail

And feign to bite

The Word sinks in deep - 

Takes the fight

And draws it out of us

Incapacitates -

Regenerates and devastates at will…

While we’re asking, “What would Jesus Do?”

Wrong question…

Ever wonder who would Jesus kill?

Even better still

Am I willing to die for his cause?

(You need to take pause with the query

Or the meaning gets lost)


As we chase every passing car

That comes along

Getting too brave for our own good

And fail to identify

What’s too big to handle

Until a blaring symphony of horns

Becomes our swan song…


My friends, we aren’t made

For howling at the moon

We were made to seek justice

And warn of the wrath to come

In a long, dog day afternoon





For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
- (Hebrews 4:12-13 ESV)



They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”  - (2 Peter 2:19-22 ESV)



Soli Deo Gloria,


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