James 5:16 (NIV) Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

I recently heard and read a story about a man who was arrested at a hospital where he went to get treatment for a serious animal bite on his leg. Why was this insult added to the man’s injury? That’s where this story gets interesting.

The man claimed the bite was from a pit bull. But authorities discovered it was really from a ten-foot-long, 450-pound Siberian tiger he was keeping as a pet in his apartment! To make matters even worse, the man had a six-foot-long alligator roaming around his apartment as well.

Does this strike you as bizarre? Irresponsible? Perhaps even a bit insane? It should. But think about it? Don’t we too often treat sin, a threat ultimately more dangerous to us than any tiger or alligator with a similar ambivalence.

What sin are you hanging on to as a pet? It’s bound to have some serious consequences sooner or later. Perhaps it’s time to release that pet back into the wild. It’s time to make that change family of God!

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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