I did some weeding in my vegetable garden on Saturday. I had allowed them to become too numerous, so it took me a while to get them cleaned up. The gnats were bothering me, and the heat was intolerable. I decided to bring a fan outside and set it up in front of me, and it kept me cool and the gnats out of my face. It was the best idea I’ve had in a long time. Plucking them out gives me such satisfaction and immediate gratification. If only I had made it a daily practice to remove them, it wouldn’t have gotten so out of hand.
The weeds are like sin, the heat and the gnats are like the enemy, and the fan is like Jesus. It will become overwhelming if you don’t pluck the sin from your life daily. Then when you decide it’s time to clean it up, the enemy will come along and torture you. However, you have Jesus, and he will help you keep the enemy at bay if you are sincere in your desire to remove it from your life. It is best not to sin, but sometimes it happens; clean it up immediately to avoid accumulation.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9