By Jacob Bembry
“You don’t leave a dead dog in the road; it just stinks.” — Bobby Bembry
My daddy’s right. If you leave a dead dog in the road, it will stink. You know how if you leave something that stinks alone, the smell will go away. That won’t work with a dead dog in the road. A car will eventually come along and run over it. The dog starts stinking again.
What do you do?
Well, you can leave the dog in the road until the buzzards come along and pick its carcass. The smell will go away like that.
Another way to get rid of the dog’s smell is to remove the dog from the road and take a shovel and bury the dog.
My daddy said what he did about the dead dog in the road in a Sunday School class to make a point. His point was, if you sin, it’s the same thing as leaving a dead dog in the road. It just stinks. The more sins you indulge in, the more you will stink.
How do you get rid of the stench of sin? Well, you could just keep doing it until one day, the buzzards (Satan’s demons) come and carry you off to Hell, or you can get rid of it forever by asking God’s forgiveness. You don’t even have to bury it. It will be just like it never happened.
After you’ve asked God’s forgiveness, though, you don’t keep leaving dead dogs in the road (sinning) or else you may end up stinking all over again.