Lesson from Weeds

I went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. While I was there, God taught me a valuable lesson.

The front yard of the missionary house had rocks instead of grass. There were also many weeds. Some were big, and some were small. The small weeds easily came out of the ground when I pulled them. But the larger weeds were deeply rooted in the ground. These weeds required more time and work to remove.

As I was working in the yard, I realized that weeds are like sins. Some sins are easy for us to stop doing. But other sins require time and patience to remove from our lives. In our Bible Reading for today, we learn that we “should remove from our lives anything that would slow us down and the sin that so often makes us fall” (verse 1b). I needed to remove the weeds from the yard. In the same way, we need to remove from our lives the things that keep us from serving God.

Through His Word, God will help you live each day for Him.