Killing Marriage Dogs
by Tim Manzer
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I was hunting up in Michigan’s U.P. around Rice Lake with some other orange-clad hunters. We were in a very remote hunting camp in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Each deer-hunter was assigned a hunting blind by our fearless commander of our little Yooper hunting encampment. My personal hunting appointment was at the back of a little meadow which over looked a huge Yooper bog.
The excitement of hunting camp had kept me awake all night. I arose with great enthusiasm and ate a huge hunting camp breakfast. I think it was bacon, Mountain Dew, eggs over easy, old deer jerky and powdered donuts. Then I sat still for hours on a chilly morning and saw lots of happy chickadees. All cozy in my hunting outfit, I fell asleep.
I must have looked like something that had kicked the bucket in the northern forest. I was awakened by two very wild dogs. They were deciding which part to eat of my breathing cadaver. When I slowly moved, the feral beasts began to growl, snarl and show me two sets of giant canine teeth with white slobber in the corners of their mouths.
I thought a very dumb notion, “I’m dead, and these dogs are going to eat me!” They continued to circle me and snarl at my frightened bones. Then I remembered I have a shotgun. I picked up my old 16-gage shotgun and shot one of the dogs in its canine cranium. The malicious brute dropped dead and the other frightened bully escaped into the woods.
Not very long after my successful wild dog hunt, some of the other hunters showed up to help me track my deer. They asked, “What did you get?” They expected me to say, “A spike horn buck,” but I said to their amazement, “A Dog!” Well, they were very proud of me. I was the mighty killer of pets “Gone Bad”.
Sometimes in life, we must kill what endangers us. That is very true when it comes to our soul, we must kill the sin that destroys our walk with God. Colossians 3:5 & 6 “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.” When ever that sin comes into your life put it to death. A violent, swift, unmerciful death is best!
I watched the movie, Fireproof with my wife. I loved so many things about the movie! In the movie Lt. Caleb Holt struggled with pornography and porno was one of many things that were bringing brokenness to his wife. In a fantastic scene the firefighter destroyed his computer with a baseball bat. My soul cheered for joy. What a great demonstration of the Biblical principle of destruction of evil in our lives.
What is bringing death to your marriage? Is that marriage-killing dog called debt? Or is it porno? Or maybe it is the refusal to forgive; impatience; anger; bitterness; rage and abuse. Be ready to kill those wild marriage killer dogs. Do whatever it takes! Get whatever help you need to kill those dogs!
Matthew 5: 27-30, "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.”
“Will you give your hours to fantasizing about and dwelling on and longing for the vile things that nailed the Lover of your soul to the cursed tree?”-Kris Lundgaard The Enemy Within
“We are ever prone to regard sin lightly, to gloss over its hideousness, to make excuses for it. But the more we study and ponder God’s abhorrence of sin and His frightful vengeance upon it, the more likely are we to realize its heinousness.”--A.W. Pink in The Attributes of God
“O Lord our God, grant us grace to desire Thee with our whole heart; that, so desiring, we may seek, and seeking find Thee; and so finding Thee may love Thee; and in loving Thee, may hate those sins from which Thou hast redeemed us.” ----St. Ansel
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Really like the title and good sound advice backed with the word of God. Wonderful article.