Christian Living

How an Eskimo kills a wolf

There’s an amazing parallel between how an Eskimo kills a wolf and how sin kills an unrepentant sinner. Let me warn you upfront that the analogy I’m about to share with you is gruesome. If you’re squeamish, you might want to skip this one.

Eskimo’s have found an easy and surefire way to kill a wolf. They smear the blade of a knife with blood and let the blood freeze on the blade. They add another layer of blood and let that freeze, and then repeat the process. After the blade is well coated, they bury the handle of the knife in the ice with the blade sticking straight up. The wolf smells the blood and starts licking the blade. Soon the blade starts cutting into the wolf’s tongue but the wolf’s thirst for blood overrides the pain, so the wolf continues licking the blade not realizing that it’s now tasting its own blood and ultimately bleeding to death.

Toying with sin can have the same effect for an unrepentant sinner.

Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
Romans 6:16

Sexual sin can not only have eternal consequences but consequences in the here-and-now.

Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
1 Corinthians 6:18

We deceive ourselves if we think we can act as the pagans do and not suffer harm. No matter how enticing or pleasurable the sin might be, we’re warned not to toy with it. Instead, we’re to flee from it! We should take the advice of the apostle Paul, who said “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts” (Romans 13:13–14 NKJV). This would be a great verse to memorize and put into practice.

I first professed my belief in Jesus as the Son of God and accepted Him as my Savior more than 40 years ago. Since that day, I’ve never doubted that Jesus is who He claims to be. However, that belief didn’t keep me from living my life on my own terms for several years, which resulted in repeating the same sins over and over. In 2013, I became determined to make Jesus the Lord of my life. It was then that the Holy Spirit gave me an insatiable appetite for God’s word. As I turned more and more of my life over to Jesus and cooperated with the Holy Spirit, He has helped me break free of the sins that once enslaved me. Since then, I’ve been strongly compelled to share God’s word and to warn others that we need to get ready because Jesus is coming soon.

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