Did you know that the shepherd’s tree has the deepest documented roots, with a depth of 230 feet?1
Roots can be difficult to get out. They can be long, short, wide, or other shapes. Although we don’t usually spend time pulling roots from the ground — pulling weeds is something we probably all pulled before. I don’t like pulling weeds. However, it’s better to pick weeds early when they’re small before they get too big and more difficult to pull the root of the weed out.
With the root of SIN, it can be very difficult to dig it up after a long time, and after it has grown BIG. Habits of sin are hard to stop. However, with Jesus, all things are possible (Philippians 4:13). And we can always get help and be forgiven and be “clean” from sin. We have to ask and claim this promise, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 ESV).
Remember! When we get into SIN, let’s ask Jesus to help us get out the root of SIN before it gets BIGGER.