One evening, an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a “battle” that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between the two wolves inside us all.

“One is Evil. It is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority,¬†lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

“The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy,¬†generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

9 Responses to Wolves

  1. Cole Medlin says:

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  2. anne says:

    great message! Lord, help me out with my situation now…I need your intervention…seems the world is now on my shoulders — coupled with so much burden with my work…but, don’t have a choice, b’coz I need finances for my family….doing all sacrifices but at the end turns out me oh God!

    • SDMcMILLER says:

      Jesus said to take His yoke. In being yoked to Him, the stronger vessel takes the burden of the weaker vessel. After you have done all that you can do, just rest (trust) in Him to bring it to pass. He told us in Matt 6:25-33:

      25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
      26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
      27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
      28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
      29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
      30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
      31 Therefore take no thought , saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
      32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
      33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

  3. Leesee says:

    so very true. I’m gonna share this one with the children at our Sunday School.

  4. Abraham Akinola says:

    Feeding the Good Wolf with God’s word daily leads to life, but feeding the bad wolf with junks and filthy stuff brings death.

  5. Priscilla says:

    Awesome message! We can feed the good one with His words..

  6. Priscilla says:

    Well. guilt and regret and sorrow over sin is a good thing if it leads to true repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. While benevolence and generosity, kindness and empathy still lead to Hell in the absence of Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We’re all sinners in need of a Saviour and our hearts are desperately wicked needing to be washed and cleansed in the precious blood of Jesus Christ

    • Don Belgum says:

      What nonsense. You make God and Jesus out to be monsters. Jesus said, ‘Whatever you do to the least of these my creatures, you do it to me.’ and ‘None shall come to the Father except by me’ He did not say that people who live according to the laws explained by Jesus would be sent to Hell on a technicality!!
      God Bless you and remember that judgement is the province of God. Not man.

  7. joanne francois says:

    So very true

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