Luke 15:15-16 – “(15) So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. (16) And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.”
Promises of greener pastures. Lured away from the comfort and security of his father’s house by the lust of the flesh.
Wine, women, song. Eat, drink, be merry. The world, the flesh, the devil.
All the buzzwords fit.
The Prodigal Son was feeling his oats and he felt he needed to sow a few wild ones.
Bottom line? He blew it. Big time.
Nothing worked out. He satiated his carnal desires and like it often goes, when the money runs out so do all of your so called “friends”. One can hear Satan chuckling in the background.
The young man secures a position as hog slopper at a local pig sty and reaches the final degradation.
Let’s not forget that back in that day a young Jewish man slopping hogs is quite a defilement.
The true bottom however is when the muddy, feces covered corn husks start to look good enough to eat.
A real devil’s buffet. Down home cookin’ from the way down.
Sin, selfishness, self-aggrandizement, will always eat your lunch. The pig sty is always the alternative to Kingdom living.
I don’t know how many corn husks you have to eat before God’s house looks good to you.
I feasted at the trough of despair for 20 years before I fell on my knees.
I know which side of the bread is buttered now. I’m not going back. Never.
Someone dear to me once said she was “all in” when it came to serving Christ.
Yeah, that’s it…I’m all in. Lock, stock and double barrel, I am ALL IN.
Are you “all in”? Everything you are? Everything you own? Everything you hope to be? All in?
If not, remember…when you are not all in for Jesus Christ you are all in for something lesser, and something lesser is never as good.
Be blessed today! Build a snowman.
Keepin’ it Real,