Dog Puke and Foolishness By: Alyssa Schenkel

So I bet you are thinking, “What in the world does dog vomit have to do with the bible?” Well we will get into that shortly. But first lets look at how one can truly get into heaven as proclaimed by the scriptures! 

Lets be real here, everyone wants a set of guidelines that we can use to get skim by with and still make it into heaven. Well thats not the way it works my friends. In 2nd Peter 1:5-8 it states that a person has to build things off one another such as; goodness, knowledge, self control, perseverance, godliness, mutual affection, and love. “For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2nd Peter 1:10-11). This is not something that is an easy task, but it can be achievable! You know what else, this is the kind of person that most people want to hang around with, rather than someone just trying to do the bare minimum.  

Nothing grinds my gears more that when someone is claiming to be someone that they are not or giving false knowledge to others. Im sure we all have someone or a group of people that come into mind when thinking about this. In this chapter of the Bible it is clear that God is not a fan of this either. “For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell… to be held for judgement” (2nd Peter 2:4) This what God will do to the false teachers out there. Its interesting how false teachers promise freedom but yet they themselves are slaves of disparity. For people are slaves to whatever has mastered them (2nd Peter 2:19). Which reminds me of a verse from a Kenny Chesney song “Its always your favorite sins that do you in.” This leads us to the dog vomit. 2nd Peter 2:22 is referencing the Proverb 26:11, “So as a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their follies.” Dont be that Dog! Stay away from those sins as well as false teachers. For it is better to run from the worldly corruption than to know the ways of the righteousness and do nothing about it. 

The day of the Lord is kind of a frightening thing for people to talk about. As in 2nd Peter 3 it is saying that fire will reign down and destroy heaven and earth and a new heaven will come about. With this in mind, knowing that the day will come unexpectedly how should we live? “Live holy and godly lives” (2nd Peter 3:11). We need to make sure that we are at peace with God and live a life for Him. But since we know about the end we should be on guard and not get wrapped up in this earthly life, rather the fact that some day you can be having a party with God!  2nd Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forever! Amen.” AMEN! 

Hope that was short and sweet enough for you all!! Have a great day rest of your day! 

-Alyssa

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