“But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: ‘A dog returns to his own vomit,’ and, ‘a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire’”
An unsaved person can sit in church, sing in the choir, and sound holy and righteous. But as soon as he’s back in the world, he’ll return to the sordid sin he enjoyed before.
Peter likens the unsaved person who’s religious on the outside to a dog and a pig. You can scrub him clean, brush his teeth, and dress him in a pink ribbon, but he will go right back into the mire. A scrubbing on the outside doesn't change his inner nature. The dog may feel better, and the pig may look better, but neither has been changed.
But a person who comes to know Jesus Christ as his personal Savior is changed. He doesn’t want the same things anymore. He doesn’t live the same way anymore. He’s been born again into a new life.
What has changed in your life since you came to know the Lord Jesus Christ? Are you different? The Bible says when we are “in Christ,” we become new creatures—for the old has passed away, and all things have become new. Have you experienced that? Then thank Him today!