“Wild pigs crash through and crush it [the vineyard], and the mice nibble away at what’s left.” Psalm 80:6
There was a news clip on a local channel telling about a man who was attacked by a wild pig while in the desert. In the process of rearing up, the lower tusk of the pig penetrated into part of the man’s leg. Ouch!
I’ve never seen a wild pig, but I’ve seen Javelina–stinky creatures that emigrated to the U.S. from South America are a close-looking cousin. I had many occasions to observe the results of these creatures when I worked in a rural setting here in Arizona. Garbage cans were a favorite source for food. They would crash through a container and make a mess before leaving.
In the early days of Israel, God’s people acted like wild pigs. Even the people who were less bold in their godless ways, showed up like mice creeping around at night looking for crumbs left behind.
Dear Lord, we all act like out-of-control animals when we let our human guard down. Please point us back to a clean way of living. Amen.