Bible Animals (8)

When I was in high school, one of my friends took a pig to be judged at the county fair. When it was time to bring the pig to the fair, she carefully cleaned and brushed her pig. But while my friend was not looking, the pig got loose and ran to a mud puddle! Pigs love to be in the mud. Rolling in the mud helps pigs to keep cool.
In our Bible verses today, Peter talks about people who have become Christians. These people have been “made free from the evil in the world” (verse 20b). But if these people go back to their old life of sin, “it is worse for them than it was before” (verse 20b). Peter used the illustration of a pig: “After a pig is washed, it goes back and rolls in the mud again” (verse 22b).
When we become a Christian, we are spiritually clean. But some Christians choose to go back to their life of sin again, just like a pig goes back to the mud. Be sure that you are following and obeying God every day.