Kill Your Weeds While You Can

I can’t recall seeing so many weeds, especially dandelions. Weeds of all sorts  have surrounded and are threatening my lawn. (Most, no doubt, are from Ryan Smith’s yard. He raises weeds – unintentionally.)

Should I care that much about weeds and lawn? Probably not. It’s a fruitless joy. But my war with weeds has reminded me of a truth that really does matter in life.

The thing I’ve noticed about weeds is the same thing I have learned about sin. If you don’t deal with them they will overwhelm you and defeat you. To maintain a nice lawn you have to constantly be feeding the grass you want and killing the weeds you loathe. Dealing with sin is like that.

Also, some weeds look pretty. They have flowers. They appear desirable. But there is a reason we consider them weeds and there is a reason we have a multi-million dollar industry devoted to killing them. Don’t settle for a weed when you can have a real flower.

One other thing I’ve noticed about weeds; if you don’t uproot them when they are small, when their roots are shallow, then they are really hard to get rid of. Unless of course you start spraying poison around the plants and grass you want to keep. So also we must deal with sin soon after it germinates. We can’t ignore it and hope it will go away. It won’t. Unwanted things don’t work that way.

So like weeds, fight sin constantly, killing it and pulling it up while it is young and don’t be fooled by appearance. If it grows up and sets roots and matures it will cause far more damage, time and toil than you bargained for. “Be killing sin or it will be killing you.” John Owen

About brentprentice

Brent is the lead pastor and one of the Elders at Eagle Heights in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He has been married to Lacey for 14 years and together they love two sons, Luke and Elijah, and a daughter, Bella.

Posted on March 28, 2012, in Miscellaneous. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great message, and so true. Tony Tuck and I had a great conversation about this same idea at one point last summer.

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