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THE PARABLE OF THE FROG

Good day Friends, we have come to an end on the series of the Past, but not on Your Life Now.
Today we will be learning from an article i saw on the frog. Sit back, read and enjoy.


II Corinthians 6:14, KJV: Be ye not equally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?


Put a frog in a vessel of water and start heating the water. As the temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly.
The frog keeps on adjusting with the increase in temperature.
Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog is not able to adjust anymore. At that point, the frog decides to jump out.The frog tries to jump but its unable to do so, because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature. Very soon the frog dies.

What killed the frog?

Most of us will say the boiling water!
I Thessalonians 5:22 KJV: Abstain from all appearance of evil. 
The truth is what killed the frog was its own inability to jump out. 'The frog failed to abstain.......'

ABSTINENCE
Word-web dictionary defines it' the act or practice of refraining from...' that's all i need from the definition. To abstain is to refrain, it's an action word. You don't just say it, you act it. Do you know when to refrain and things to refrain from? Probably that will be a topic for another day.

We all need to adjust with people and situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust and when we need to abstain! I mean when we need to confront/face and leave our comfort zone.
There are times when we need to face those situations and take appropriate action.
I mean times when we need restrain. If we allow people and situations to exploit us physically, mentally, emotionally or financially, they will continue to do so. 

 "what God ordains He retains truly, buy you have also got some things to abstain from". 

Friends, "resist the devil and he will flee from you"- James4:7 (KJV).
Resisit devourers, exploiters and those kind of relationships and they will flee.
'Do not wait for the weight'. Run for your dear lives while you still have the strength.

Finally let me leave you with this piece; 
No relationship or condition is worth your life, peace and joy. 
"Love your neighbor as yourself not more than yourself"... Mark 12:31 
(KJV, Emphasis added). 
There is no other greater commandment than these.

Shalom!

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