Sunday, September 22, 2013

Duck Dynasty Calls For Repentance

Phil is not afraid to speak the Truth.  I have heard of the show Duck Dynasty but have never watched it.  The whole cast was on Dr. Oz recently so I thought I would watch it.

Dr. Oz had the dad, Phil, come over and check out the difference between a duck liver and a human liver.  The duck liver was pliable, soft, and tender from eating food off of the land.  The human liver was hard and not flexible from abuse.

Dr. Oz asked Phil why he thought so many people do things that hurt themselves.  Phil replied, "We've lost two concepts that our founding fathers had.  They don't love God and obey what He says.  They don't love each other."

Dr. Oz then asked Phil how he found this love in his heart?  Phil said at 28 he finally decided, "You know, this sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll can only run so far and you either end up like this {he held up the hard, bad human liver} or you decide to repent.  Trust me, Doc, it was time for me to repent and from that point on, from 28 to 67.  Trust me, the last 39 {years} have been far better than the 28, for sure.  Everyone can repent.  It's not a scary thing, it's a needed thing."

Repentance.  Turning from your sin and turning to God. Changing course.  Deciding the path you are on is not a good one and wanting to walk the narrow path with Jesus.  No, it is not a scary thing.  You must, however, count the up your sin, living in obedience to God, etc.   It is the needed thing.  Phil is right on.

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, 
but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, 
but that all should reach repentance.
II Peter 3:9

***HERE is a speech given by Phil called
"Why This Country Needs A Lot More Jesus."