Wisdom's Corner
Do Not Tuck Your Tail Between Your Legs

Dogs are very good pets. Almost everyone has seen a dog. I am sure you have seen one. You may even have one as a pet.

Many people who have dogs train the dogs to do tricks. The dog may learn to fetch a stick. Or he may learn to roll over on command.

When a person treats his dog right the dog will always be glad to see him. The dog will wag his tail and jump up and down. The dog may will run and jump on his master.

A dog that is well treated will defend his master. If anyone or thing threatens danger, the dog will growl and bark. The dog may even attack what is presenting the danger.

But a badly treated dog will many times be very shy and scared. Instead of defending his master, he will tuck his tail between his legs and run for cover. This dog is a coward. He will be very slow to walk around and will slink away at the sign of any danger.

The Bible talks about Christians who act the same way. In Hebrews 10:38-39, we read, "Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul."

The words "draw back" translate a word that means to shrink away and run away. God does not want Christians who are scared to defend the faith of Jesus Christ. He does not want followers who run for cover at the first signs of danger. God wants courageous Christians who will defend the truth.

Until next time, keep studying your Bible. Keep reading so that you can learn how to be courageous. Get God's wisdom so that you will not tuck your tail between your legs. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School