Thanks to the diligence and careful concern of the African Encounter team, the cabbages are now plentiful and ready for harvest. Many people would like a clean field and great harvest, but they are not careful and willing to care for the crop.
So it is with our life. It is the wise and diligent person that daily checks over their life in the light of the Word for sins that would destroy. Just like the weeds in the garden, sins in one’s life start small, and if not removed, they grow and destroy the life garden.
Take a few moments now and look over your life garden. Do you see anything that needs to be cared for or removed? Is the Spirit of God reminding you that certain habits, practices, ideas, thoughts, words, or behaviors are not pleasing to the Lord? I John 1:9 is the instruction for taking care of sins (weeds) in our life garden. Not only must we confess the sins to God, but then we must obey the Word and remove these things from our life.
Don’t forget, little weeds grow into big weeds and destroy the garden, and “little” sins grow and consume one’s life, lead one astray and cause great problems. Check out Romans 6.