Listen, my son, accept what I say,
and the years of your life will be many.
I instruct you in the way of wisdom
and lead you along straight paths.
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble.
Proverbs 4:10-12 (KJV)
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths
When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
This reminds of one of the many sayings currently going around on facebook, it goes like this
“An old Cherokee told his grandson: “My son, there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It’s joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness and truth.” The boy thought about it and asked: “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”. The old man quietly replied: “The one you feed.”
What we feed ourselves is who we become. When we feed ourselves with Gods wisdom by reading the bible and what not, we find ourselves coming to Christ, we stumble less, our focus becomes great, and our temptation is resisted easier. However, we get busy every once in a while and we quit feeding ourselves with Gods word, and instead we feed ourselves with the worlds desires. It can sometimes take just a day and we find ourselves becoming a whole new individual. In the dictionary it refers to wolves as
“used in similes and metaphors to refer to a rapacious, ferocious, or voracious person or thing.”
When we start feeding our other wolf, it aggressively pushes away our wolf for Christ. With its new found strength(from the food), it quickly devours our Godly wolf(it is now hungry and doesn’t have the strength to fight back). We begin to loose sight of what is good, and follow the path of evil. We must watch what we put into ourselves, because that is going to reflect who we are.