Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Feeding the right dog

An old American Indian tale recounts the story of a chief who was telling a gathering of young braves about the struggle within. "It is like two dogs fighting inside of us," the chief told them. "There is one good dog who wants to do the right and the other dog always wants to do the wrong. Sometimes the good dog seems stronger and is winning the fight. But sometimes the bad dog is stronger and wrong is winning the fight." "Who is going to win in the end?" a young brave asks. The chief answered "The one you feed."

Wow!! Can you already see the application I am going to make? This story is all too true of our spiritual lives. The New Testament is chuck full of warnings, advice, and lessons regarding this very topic. It´s called the flesh versus the spirit. The old self in the world versus new self in Christ. While you know I love to write my own commentaries on such stories, I think this one is pretty self explanatory. So I will leave you with a challenge instead: Which dog are you feeding?

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