Our Sins – Like Overgrown Zucchini?

Overgrown Zucchini

Here’s what happens if you neglect checking on your zucchini for a few days.  The two largest ones had been “hiding” down deep in the plant so they were more neglected than the others. They’re not good for much except the compost pile at this point (which is where they went).

Their hiding and growing made me think of what happens with our sin. If we don’t see them, acknowledge them and confess them, they continue to grow and get out of hand. God’s Spirit and Word will help us avoid that.

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them, there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. Psalms 19:9-14 NKJV

6 thoughts on “Our Sins – Like Overgrown Zucchini?

  1. Interesting how gardeners’ minds think: we come up with lots of analogies. Last week I was comparing tenacious sins to “fat hen” or wild portulaca. A ground creeper, it hides, too. It reaches outward like an octypus. It flowers and makes seeds but experienced gardeners tell me each leaf that breaks off can start a new plant, too, likewise each root hair left behind. It’s resistant to week killers; you have to be diligent with a spade to eradicate it. And no composting; it won’t die! Into the burning barrel it goes.

    • Thanks Christine – yes, we are always looking for analogies. We have some of that plant and I notice how it just appears in different places. Good analogy – like leaven spreading through the dough and all the way to the refining fire!

    • Thanks Becky and very true – I was thinking about pre-emergent herbicide today. Be immersed in God’s Word so that we already have the right answer when temptation comes. But,I haven’t made it to that level yet.

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