A certain strong dog was boasting to other dogs of his ability to run. Then one day, as he hunted a rabbit, it escaped and the dog could not catch it. The other dogs ridiculed him saying, “Where is your running prowess? This weak rabbit could escape and outrun you.”
He was quiet for a moment and then replied, “Don’t forget that the rabbit was running for its life, while I was running for my dinner.”
The rabbit outran the dog because it was escaping to save its life. The dog, however, was running to hunt the rabbit down and eat it. When you are running for your life, you will have exceptional abilities so that the enemy is unable to catch and devour you.
(10) Green, Michael P. Illustrations for Biblical Preaching. Baker Book House. 70.
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