I hate landscaping. In my opinion landscaping is why Adam and Eve made such a bad choice in the first garden… Who wants to spend eternity taking care of bushes and trees?
One of things I’m famous for in our home is spreading the weed killer where it doesn’t belong. My weapon of choice is Ortho grass and weed killer. I had a happy trigger finger last summer as I singlehandedly killed our entire garden. I’m terrible at making things live, but if you need a botanical hitman, call me.
So I broke out the Ortho killing juice again this week. And when I opened the container I realized something…
It smells really good.
I mean that. Take a whiff, you’ll find yourself asking the same question I asked myself:
How can something so deadly smell so nice?
It seems harmless but it ends in death.
In two separate places, the Bible’s book of wisdom says this exact line:
Proverbs 14:12 / Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
Too many times we let what we “think” feels right to lead our activity. We could go for months or years only much later to find out, it was wrong all along. A simple investigation into the Word of God could have saved us a world of hurt.
It’s why Paul asks in Romans: Romans 6:21 “What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!” Wake up and smell the Weed Killer. You must rarely rely on what you feel to determine the course of your life.This weekend we kick off a series called Source Code. We are going to take a good look at the Good Book. Most of our troubles are self-inflicted wounds because we haven’t learned how to handle the “Sword of the Spirit.” I highly encourage you to make this weekend and this series on the Bible a priority.
You don’t want to be a casualty of actions inconsistent with beliefs. What seems right may end in death. But God’s Word remains a sure foundation for the righteous life of peace that God intends (Matthew 7:24-25).
See you there.