Wednesday, June 20, 2012
During our trip through the south a few weeks ago, kudzu was a common sight. In light of that, I did a little research on the plant. I found that in 1876, the government imported a plant called kudzu from Japan and payed farmers to plant it for erosion, herbs, and food for their cattle. They soon found out it would totally take over the south if not stopped... but they were too late. It spreads fast and there is no biological way to kill it. The above picture, believe it or not, is a house covered with kudzu.
It starts with one plant, and spreads rapidly over everything, leaving destruction in its wake. If you think about it, sin can do the same thing in our lives.
When you sin, it can be like a vine, leading to sins that are worse and worse. This creates a labyrinth, one that is hard to escape.
Man's nature is sinful from birth. The Bible says that from birth the wicked go astray (Psalms 58:3). But there is hope for those of you who know Jesus Christ as your Savior. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says this:
"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
The best way to stop sinning is to stop it as soon as you realize your problem. This verse offers a wonderful promise, that God is faithful and will not allow us to be tempted above what we can bear. It talks about a way to escape, and there always is.
This verse is not telling us we can escape our sin alone, and I am sure most of you know that is impossible. The way of escape is God. Through the power He gives us we can overcome sins and find grace and peace at the cross. He is the only way to free us, as He has give us salvation.
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