Pulling Weeds or Growing Fruit
I think most people would consider pulling weeds to be a tedious, but necessary task. I, on the other hand, find great satisfaction in weeding my garden. First of all, weeds are generally ugly and they detract from the appearance of a garden. They’re also not good for a garden; they can crowd out the flowers and use up the nutrients in the soil that would otherwise help the flowers to flourish.
It may take a few hours, but pulling weeds gives me a deep sense of accomplishment, especially when I look back and see a weed-free garden. While some might scoff at the idea that gardening is a form of exercise, I can tell you that if you bend your knees and stoop down to pull up each and every weed you’re going to get a pretty decent work out.
Removing sin from your life is a little like pulling weeds.
No matter how you do it, there’s one important factor in pulling weeds. You have to get the root out. If you just pull up the top of the weed and leave the roots, you’ll be seeing that particular weed again.
Removing sin from your life is a little like pulling weeds. Sin often pops up and if left unchecked will wreak havoc on your spiritual life and witness. It will consume everything that could be beneficial to your life. If you have sin in one area of your life, not only does it look ugly, but it will eventually start to choke out the pleasing aroma of your life in Christ, which is meant to be displayed for the glory of God. But if you get to the root of the sin, you can keep it from coming back. Then you will be able to grow and flourish and spread the beautiful, healthy aroma of Christ.
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? 2 Corinthans 2:14-16