No one in their right mind, no matter how hungry they are, after being sick, would go back and eat his own vomit. Just the thought of it would make us retch.
“As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.” (Proverbs 26:11)
We see many people making prayers of never going back to their sin, to their old life, but we later speak to those same people and they tell us how they couldn’t resist and they went back. And the reason why this is so common, is because many people have never looked at their sin and felt as disgusted by it, as if looking at their own vomit.
The Lord Jesus is so good, that once we repent, He no longer holds our past against us. But for this to happen, there has to be TRUE REPENTANCE. And repentance is exactly this; feeling disgusted by our past and sins to such an extent, that we will never consider going back to them because just the thought of it, makes us sick to our stomach.
If you’re reading this message and you constantly struggle with going back to your sin; there’s a very good chance that you haven’t truly repented. The Lord Jesus can forgive you for whatever happened in your past, but the condition is that you truly have to feel disgusted by whatever you have done, and never again go back to it.
May this message be the beginning of your life free from sin.