Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fruit From Weeds: Insight 8


It’s easier to weed well tended soil & it gets easier to pull weeds once you've pulled adjacent weeds

We learned two other things while weeding. First, it’s easer to weed good soil. We only had enough compost in the spring to cover part of our beds, and the weeds came out of the composted beds much easier than the others. Second, we found that individual weeds were easier to pull after immediately adjacent weeds had been removed. That’s probably because the soil around the second weed was loosed to some extent by pulling the first weed.

Those dynamics are consistent with life in general. Tasks tend to get easier once we’ve made some initial effort toward their accomplishment.

Those dynamics are also consistent with Scripture. Proverbs 10:4 and Proverbs 21:5 tell us that diligence tends to make things go well. Matthew 25:14-29 likewise teaches us that God blesses those who are active in trying to do His work.

My point here is not to pat myself on the back  (to the contrary, we wouldn’t have had weed problems in the first place if I had done things right), but to highlight another example of the truth of God’s word being illustrated by real life. We just have to keep our eyes open to see them.


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