My wife and I recently went for a canoe ride down the Saugeen River.  We came to a spot with a sandy bank and resting by the water was a racoon.  We turned our canoe so I could get a picture of him and as we approached I assumed he would run off.  To my surprise, we got close enough to have touched him with our paddles, but still he lay on the sand.  In the water I could see many crayfish swimming.  It was then I figured that this guy had eaten his fill of crayfish and was just too full to be bothered trying to get away from us.

    How often do we get like this in our spiritual lives.  We get so complacent and full of the world that we are just too lazy to do the things we need to do.  Sin doesn’t seem that bad and we just can’t be bothered trying to avoid it.

    1 Thessalonians 5:22 says, “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (KJV)  We need to keep our guard and not become complacent with sin or just like that racoon, we will reach the point where we are so comfortable that it’s just too much trouble to move.

Published by Ray Richards