In the film Absolute Power, Clint Eastwood plays a jewel thief who witnesses a murder during one of his heists. When the secret service tries to cover up the president’s affair with a powerful donor’s wife who is now dead, only one person knows the truth. On the verge of fleeing the country, a press conference infuriates Eastwood who is forced to return to the scene of his crime.
As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly, Proverbs 26:11.
In the spiritual realm, there are some people who tend to repeat the same mistakes over and over again without learning from their consequences. The wisdom of Solomon relates this individual to a dog who returns to their vomit after throwing up. This strange behavior is indicative of a fool who does not mature, lured into an addictive cycle that never disappears.
Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud,” 2 Peter 2:22.
In life, its much easier to run away from the truth and hide than confront the real issue. While prepared to live the rest of his life off the grid, Clint Eastwood’s conscience urged him to take on the leader of the free world. Despite the overwhelming odds he faced, Eastwood did the right thing, returning to the scene of the crime and putting back everything he stole. Whatever situation you are currently facing, may you stand up for justice so that the truth will set you free.
by Jay Mankus