From: David Kabanje
Date: October 29, 2021
Subject: GMU: Vomit is not Good

Vomit + Folly 

“As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly” (Proverbs 26:11)


If you are a dog owner, you are aware of frequent phenomenon where your dog vomits and proceeds to eat said vomit. As cute as my furry children are, that act of regurgitation always brings discomfort to my stomach. Now, what can be said about God when He sees us returning to our folly or toxic habits? Through the power of Christ, we can break the chains of sinful habits; however, we often find ourselves entangled by our folly. “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1). Through His grace and love, Christ has set us free and calls us not to return to our old ways of thinking and acting. Ellen G. White captures the beauty of Christ’s transformative power with this quote, “Souls that have borne the likeness of Satan have become transformed into the image of God. This change is in itself the miracle of miracles.” So, in light of all of this, let’s not go back to our “vomit!”


Vomit looks different for each one of us. Habitual actions, both negative and positive, are a product of habitual thoughts. If we meditate on our old way of thinking, our actions will follow suit; however, if we meditate on Jesus and His grace towards us, our actions will reflect a divine love. Not only are we free in Christ, but we are also children of God. As children, let us imitate our Abba-Father and not return to our folly. The power to do so is there; all required to tap into it is faith in Jesus Christ.