Are You Choking on Thorns?

Are you choking on the "thorns of life"? Jesus offers an important warning

Thorny weeds: they have no value, but they steal space, water, sunlight, and soil nutrients from plants. The bigger they get, the harder they are to pull out. 

No wonder Jesus used this analogy for worldly treasures and earthly worries that choke the growth of God's Word in our hearts (Matthew 13:7; and verse 22). 

“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.” 1 John 2:15

Those are strong words ... and true.

We can't serve two masters because we'll end up hating one of them (Matthew 6:24).

If we nurture the thorns in our hearts, they will strangle our productivity and effectiveness as Christians and we'll never have a mature faith.

Just as a gardener must regularly pull up the thorns in his garden, we must identify and pull up the thorns in our hearts.

Are you willing to do some "weeding" today? 


Are you choking on the "thorns of life"? Jesus offers an important warning

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