Did you know that elephants are trained to stay where they are by tying a rope around one of their massive legs and attaching it to a peg in the ground? Can the peg and rope really hold back an elephant? Absolutely not!
Then why does it work? Because elephants grow up
believing it will. Maybe they tried pulling away when they were young
with no success. Maybe they were injured by their action. After enough
failures, they stop trying. They no longer test the restraint, and confine themselves when tethered to the rope.
This object lesson can certainly teach us about adopting false biblical
habits when only a babe in Christ. We assume, like the elephant, that
the way we believe and do things can never be changed- we are holden of
All that mature elephant need do is lift his leg and the rope
restraint will snap like a twig. We too, can read afresh the scriptures
and just walk away in total victory. What are your restraints? Are they
Calvinism, unscriptural traditions, the version debuckle, materialism ,
etc etc? You be the judge.