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Proverbs 26-Like a dog that returns to his vomit, is a fool who repeats his folly

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"Like a dog that returns to his vomit, is a fool who repeats his folly. Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him." Those verses come from Proverbs 26:11/12.

Don't go back. Don't go backwards. In fact, don't even look back. Don't repeat folly, absurdity, or recklessness. And I'm not just talking to you. I'm talking to myself. As you know I have made mistakes, as we all have, right? And I don't want to make those same mistakes. Now, will we make mistakes in our lives? Of course, but we should get smarter, better, and faster as we grow older. Right? 

Anyway, today's message is saying not to go back to those things that have not done us any good and that have not added anything good to our lives. To go back is like a dog returning to his vomit as Proverbs 26:11 says, which is pretty disgusting, wouldn't you say? And that verse continues to say it's foolish to do that. I don't know about you, but I don't want to be so spiritually wise, but no earthly good -- no good for myself and no good for anybody else. I want to learn from my past. I refuse to live any other way. So say it with me: "I'm too blessed and highly favored for that." Yes, listen, we need to start saying that over our lives, again and again so we don't repeat the things we messed up on.


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