Thistles and Sins

Deaf Devo
Deaf Devo
Thistles and Sins
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We had a small thistle weed in our yard. We tried just cutting the top off. But then more thistles grew in our yard. Finally we had to use a shovel and dig up the roots of the thistle plants to get rid of them.

Thistles are like sin. We may tell a lie or steal something. We try to cover up these sins and go on with our lives. But often this only leads to sinning more and more. The thistles in my yard did not go away until we removed the roots. In the same way, we need to examine our hearts and allow God remove the roots of our sin.

In our Bible verses, Paul reminds us that through Jesus we can defeat the power of sin. Paul also says that we are “dead to the power of sin and alive for God” (verse 11b). With God’s help, we can ask for forgiveness, turn away from temptations and be faithful to Him. Ask God to help you be strong today. He will help you say “No!” to sin and say “Yes!” to serving Him.