Once again, I’m focused on my bird feeder. Yesterday, I noticed that there weren’t any birds coming to it, and the feeder appeared to be full. I’ve seen this happen before, and I knew why; the seed had spoiled from the rain. Last night I cleaned it out and let it dry, and this morning I filled it up with fresh seed. It will probably take a day or so before they come back. I never knew what an aggravation it was to draw birds to my yard, but they are so cute, and I enjoy seeing them.
Has your seed spoiled? You know, the seeds you spread, so others know of the love of Jesus. Do you know how it becomes spoiled? Blatant sin! You can ruin your testimony by not living a clean life for all to see, and eventually, your private sin will rule you and spill over into your public life; people can sense if you are not sincere. There are preachers and evangelist whose public stance on issues have caused me to turn my back on them and no longer hold them in high esteem. If they were to repent and turn, I would respect that, but it would take some time before I ever followed them again. Those people have spoiled seeds, like in my bird feeder. The moral of the story is, don’t flaunt your sin and keep your bird feeder clean.
He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. Luke 2:7-8a