the Prodigal Pig – Something to Consider

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Today’s Devotional with Greg Laurie

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

The
Prodigal Pig

 

Whoever has been born of God
does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he
has been born of God.

 

 

 

 

 

1 John 3:9

 

We have heard the story of the prodigal son from Luke
13, but have you heard the story of the prodigal pig? That’s in the Bible
too. Peter talks about a pig that has been washed, but then goes back to
wallowing in the mud (see 2 Peter
2:22).

Pigs are very intelligent animals. They have become rather popular. In
fact, one movie about a pig actually was nominated for a number of film
awards. And there was a time not long too ago when pigs were a favorite
pet. You could even take a pig and shower him, put some nice cologne on
him, and then make a little outfit for him—maybe a little pig tuxedo,
fitted just for him. You could give him a little hat and a little cane to
carry in his hooves. Then you could seat him at your table and have a nice
meal together.

But let me tell you something. The first chance that pig gets, he will make
a beeline from your dining room table back to his pigpen, because that’s
where he really wants to be. Why? Because he’s a pig. He wants to hang out
with his pig friends. He wants to do pig things.

Now think about this: a pig will always go back to his element, but a
prodigal will always return home, because a prodigal is a child of God who
has gone astray.

No matter what you have done, whatever sins you have committed, God stands
ready to forgive you if you will come back to Him. He will forgive His
prodigal children again and again.

Copyright © 2006 by Harvest
Ministries. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright ©1982 by
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