Today I decided to plant some more flowers in one of my beds. Since the ground was so wet, I also decided to pull some of those weeds. Personally, I think God made weeds to show us what sin is like. 

As most Gardner’s can attest, weeds… to put it lightly, are a pain…a mAjor PAin!  All it takes is a weed in your neighbor’s yard and they more than likely, will end up in your yard. AND once you have one, you end up with a yard full.

There are a million varieties. Some look ugly and have spikes, some look like pretty flowers, some wow you at the heights they can climb. However, all weeds always have one thing in mind, spead…spread…spread and they do it at all costs.  

Weeds kill everything grass, flowers, sometimes even trees. They are especially hard to get rid of…. some when the wind blows spread their seed, others spread with water, others survive off the life of other things, some when you try to pull them spread. To get rid of weeds you must have a super power weed killer and or get it a the root ( which they can really be deep).

Here is how sin relates to weeds. Sin can enter in all kinds of ways, just like weeds. Sometimes, we obviously know we are sinning and decide to do it anyway.  Another way is a slow fade ( give a little… give a little more.. kind of thing) Sometimes we may not realize it is a sin at first. Other times people/situations may lead to sin. 

 Also like weeds, once sin is a part of your life, it leads to more and more sin…if you let it stay it grows. Similarly, like weeds sin kills, it the whole reason Adam was kicked out of the Garden, and the reason Jesus had to die. 

 And just like weeds sin can be hard to get rid of. However, we  have the super weed killer for sin, Jesus.  He forgives us if we confess them.

However do you ever find yourself fall in the same traps, doing the same sins maybe even when you are really trying hard not to. That is NOT God’s will, I’m sure of it. God would not have saved us in Noah’s time just to have us constantly failing and then asking forgiveness.

But like weeds if you can just get to the root of they sin and stop it before it grows then you can prevent it from spreading. But this is Not an easy process.  Even if the water is poured on the soil, completely saturating, you still have to dig through the muddy mess of dirt to get the root. But still cautiously pulling because the weed which can easily be broken and start to grow again.

Likewise,sin must be eliminated at the root of the problem with Jesus the living water and his forgiveness it loosens the hard part of our lives (parts hardened from sin) but he gave us freewill. So we need to do the dirty work, we need to stop the regrowth, by getting to the root. Sometimes it is obvious, sometimes it will take multiple tries, sometimes some serious evaluation.

One last thought…

Is there any weeds in you life that need pulling and you can’t figure where or why? Sometimes, sin can be found in sinless things.

I have learned throughout my short years here on earth nothing in excess is good, if you eat too much you get health problems, if you exercise too much you can get joint problems, if you sleep too much you ache, if you wash your hands too much they dry out, ect the list goes on and on. These can/may be a root of sin the has grown.

No ones perfect but I think it is important to keep trying to be sinless, even if we fail… we keep aiming. Amen.

  What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God Romans 6:1-13 KJV 

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