The Compromise

The hunter raised his rifle and carefully took aim at a large grizzly bear.

“Wait!” shouted the bear. “Let’s talk about this. Can’t we compromise?”

“Compromise?” asked the hunter. “Why should we compromise?”

The curious man inched closer to the bear.

“Listen,” said the grizzly bear. “You want a fur coat, and I want a full stomach. To compromise, all we have to do is…”

Suddenly, the bear jumped on the man! He wrestled him to the ground and ate him up.

As the grizzly walked away, he licked his lips and exclaimed, “Ahh, compromise! I love compromise! Now I’ve got a full stomach and he’s got a fur coat!”


Devotional

James 4:7-8 (NKJV) “Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

An old Middle East proverb tells of a cold winter’s night and a camel who kept begging to get into the tent. First it was just his head. Then it was his neck followed by his shoulders. On and on the camel kept begging until his entire body was in the tent and the master was forced to sleep outside.

Compromise is the greatest enemy of conviction, resolve, and control.

Consider one more passage and ask yourself, “What am I doing to
protect myself from the alluring compromises offered by Satan?”

1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV) “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

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