Sunday, December 3, 2017

How Did the Worm Get in the Apple?

How does a worm get inside an apple? Most people think it burrows in from the outside, but it actually comes from the inside. How does it get there? When the apple blossom is on the tree, an insect comes along and lays an egg in it. As the apple starts growing, the egg hatches inside the heart of the apple and the worm tunnels its way out.

This shows how Satan can plant evil thoughts inside our hearts. The thought can be very tiny at first and even seem innocent. If we don't reject it but instead dwell upon it, the thought will grow inside our hearts. Sin begins in the heart and burrows its way out through our attitudes, words, and actions. Jesus said, "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders" (Matt. 15:19).

Thoughts, both good and bad, lead to actions. The thief thinks about stealing before he robs the store. The slanderer thinks about destroying someone before she spreads vicious gossip. On the other hand, kind people are always thinking about helping others before they bless someone.

Are there any worms living in your heart? Carefully guard it from evil thoughts (Prov. 4:23) and think healthy thoughts instead (Phil. 4:7-8). It will make a difference between a turbulent life and happy life.
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