As a dog returns to his own vomit, So a fool repeats his folly. - Proverbs 26:11
This is kind of gross – but it sure gets the point across.
Most of my life I was NOT a dog person and this is one of the reasons why. Dogs are, as much as I love Jasper, pretty gross. The stuff he stops to eat on his walk are appalling.
One of the things dogs eat is vomit. They eat human vomit, dog vomit, and even their own vomit.
That’s pretty gross.
But what an apt picture of what it is like for a fool to go back to his folly. How bad must it be when you or I keep returning to our same sin?
It is just crazy. It’s gross, if this picture is true indication of how serious it is. God loves us, but He wants us to learn our lesson and move on from our sin. He doesn’t want us trapped by the same old sick sin cycle.
Surely, this image is so clear any of us can get. Lay that besetting sin aside. Depart from evil.
Leave the vomit alone.