We often fail to consider the gradual, cumulative effect of sin in our lives. Keep reading. In Saint Louis in 1984, a woman noticed a few bees buzzing around the attic of her home. Since there were only a few, she thought, she made no effort to deal with them. Over the summer, though, the bees continued to fly in and out the attic vent while the woman remained unconcerned, unaware of the growing city of bees.
In a relatively short period of time, the whole attic became a hive, which became so large that her bedroom ceiling finally caved in under the weight of hundreds of pounds of honey and thousands of angry bees. While the woman escaped serious injury, she was unable to repair the damage of her accumulated neglect.
Consider David’s reflection on the heaviness of sin. “O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath! For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me. There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin. For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness. I am utterly bowed down and prostrate; all the day I go about mourning. For my sides are filled with burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh. I am feeble and crushed; I groan because of the tumult of my heart” (Psalm 38:1-8).
Instead of neglecting the sin in your life that will one day crash down upon you, seek forgiveness and restoration. For David said elsewhere, “I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity: I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord, and you forgave the iniquity of my sin” (Psalm 32:5).
What is buzzing above your head? Is it time to address it?
via South Green Street church of Christ