Scripture often pairs sheep with goats when talking about people in the church. How are goats different from sheep?
Goats will eat anything they can find; clothes off a line, dog food (a favorite), toys, grass, vegetables, cardboard. They will chew on and taste just about everything, and often swallow it as well. They prefer the new spring tips of woody shrubs and trees, but will even eat some toxic plants.
We all know people like that, always trying out new ideas and new relationships. They have an off-with-the-old and on-to-the-new way of thinking. Some of those new ideas are poison to the soul. These goats look full and rich, but in the end is life without God and hell.
Goats are extremely curious and intelligent, easily trained and known for escaping pens. They test fences and will climb on or push through barriers.
Some people want to try everything. They feel trapped by rules meant to protect...