Do you see sprouts in your garden? Tiny green shoots of new growth…
It is delightful to see new growth…
Do you recognize the plant?
Sometimes new growth is not good growth. It just may be, that what you see, is the tiny new beginnings of sin sprouting forth. It looks good to begin with, fascinating somehow–draws your attention in delight, but what you don’t see is that somethings just not right.
Sin that seems all innocent, at first, and really not worth bothering about–you will soon find grows quite quickly, like a giant weed that is stout. Root it out right quickly, while it is still young and cute. For if you allow it to continue, it will grow into a beaut! And, reaching maturity, will cast seed in your life for dozens more just like it.
Seed-time and harvest is a multiplication system that is faithful every time. You won’t just be adding sin to your life–you will be multiplying sorrows, sadness and strife.
Find sin quickly, while it is still young–root it out! For, surely–
your job, has begun!
“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown brings forth death.” James 1:13-15
“–Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.” Matthew 15:13
“Whoever knows what is right to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” James 4:17
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:5-9