It all begins innocently enough…you give in here, make a change there, start to justify things you once wanted nothing to do with. You begin to accept things that make you think for just a moment…that you may be crossing a line, but then quickly convince yourself that it is ok after all. Things you once stayed far away from, you now begin to see and think of as harmless.

Compromise is a subtle deceiver…

Compromise comes in slowly, subtly, it masks itself and begins a process of change that you are not even aware of. Once the door is ajar, it continues to creep open further and further…you allow yourself to question, to doubt and you cross the line again and again, each time becoming easier than the time before. You lose reason and passion…you become entangled and unable to separate yourself, you sink deeper and deeper into the mire of confusion.

Sacred cows come in all shapes, sizes, colors types and for many different reasons and purposes. Those who have them always justify their existence and consider them harmless. They dress them up in many different ways and heap affection and adoration on them. Even those sacred cows that have been put to death and removed, somehow rise up again and work themselves back into the lives of people, to become worshiped and adored once again.

All of those sacred cows have one thing in common, no matter how you dress them up, no matter what shape they take, no matter what name you put on them, no matter how much people pretend otherwise, underneath it all…they are still just golden calves in disguise.

Exodus 19:4-6
4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Mitsrites, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. 5 ‘And now, if you diligently obey My voice, and shall guard My covenant, then you shall be My treasured possession above all the peoples – for all the earth is Mine – 6 ‘and you shall be to Me a reign of priests and a set-apart nation.’ Those are the words which you are to speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl.”

Always, seek the truth…rethink, relearn, return.