DayBreaks 02/18/11 – The Eagle and the Fish

DayBreaks 02/18/11 – The Fish and the Eagle

There is a story that illustrates a Biblical principle.  The story goes like this:

Once there was an eagle which hovered over a lake and suddenly swooped down and caught a two-foot long fish in its talons. Slowly, the bird rose with its ten pound catch, but when it reached about 1,000 feet, it began to descend, until it splashed into the water. Later, both the bird and fish were found dead. Apparently the fish was too heavy for the eagle, but it could not let go, for its talons were embedded in the flesh of the fish. The truth is that what we grab, grabs us. When we grab alcohol, drugs, or sex, it grabs us and brings us down to death.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:21

The simple truth is that when we involve ourselves in evil, we will become weighed down by it and it will bring us down.  Evil is toxic – and it is sticky.  We are far better off to have nothing to do with the “unfruitful works of darkness.”  (Ephesians 5:11)

PRAYER: We cannot fight evil on our own, Lord.  We need your Spirit to be alive and working in us and to say “No” to sin for us.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

COPYRIGHT 2011, Galen C. Dalrymple  ><}}}”>

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