It happens every spring, intruders invade my lawn. Hardy weeds with sinister names like, Bullnettle and Prickly Lettuce, and ones with cute names, like Chickweed and Goosegrass, try to choke out my beautiful Bermuda.

Enter, the Weed Sheriff. That’s me. You’ve got to stop the trespassers before they go to seed and make those little burrs that stick to your dog’s fur.

No weed is safe in MY yard!

I know, I know, I could treat my whole lawn with some industrial strength herbicide. But I ENJOY weed busting.

When I think of a large yard that has both good green plants and bad, it reminds me of Paul’s advice to his young protege, Timothy.

In a large house there are articles of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

2 Timothy 2:20-21 (NIV)

Weeds are like sin to the Christian life. Both are instruments of ignoble purposes. Allow me to illustrate with a particularly insightful acrostic:😀

  • Pervasive – the weeds of sin are all too common and hard to stop.
  • Invasive -they pry and protrude into our lives.
  • Evasive -weeds are deceptive and misleading, often camouflaging themselves.

There’s not just PIE in the sky, there’s some right off the back patio. Therefore, daily weed control (confession of sin) is a necessity. My former pastor and mentor, called this cleansing process, God’s ‘washcloth.’

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9 (NIV)

Weeding must be intentional.

But how do we tell the grass from the weeds? No worries. The best strategy is to not be the only sheriff in town; ask the Holy Spirit to treat your whole life with a heavenly strength herbicide.

Get rid of the weeds and God’s grass will grow.

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

Galations 5:22-25 (NIV)


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28 responses to “Weeds”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    True. Weeds, and sin can take over a yard, or life in a hurry! Daily check-ins with God are a good Rx.

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  2. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    Thank you for the reminder that pulling weeds needs to be a daily excercise. This is much better than waiting until sin has overtaken my life!

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  3. Dawn Avatar

    Sometimes WordPress is crazy lol. Thanks anyway for commenting. Prayers and love. ❤️🤗

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I appreciate you stopping by this evening, Dawn. I’m glad you liked my acronym.

    I commented earlier today on one of your posts, but my thoughts disappeared into thin air.

    🙏❤️ prayers and love

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  5. Dawn Avatar

    We do have to do daily weed control. The weeds can get out of control if we don’t. I like the PIE acronym. Thanks David! 🤗

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  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Petrina. I found your comment in my SPAM folder. I hate it when that happens.😫

    🙏❤️ prayers and love.

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    So true. Thanks, Amanda!


  8. Matcha Avatar

    I agree that weeds are like sin. Once you allow one into your yard and do not rid yourself of it, you are open to many more popping up. Sometimes even when you rid yourself of it, more come back in its place. That is due to not pulling it out by its “roots.”

    Same with sin, when we want to kick sin out of our life, we need to get to the root of the problem. Without doing so, we leave room for the sin to return over and over.

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  9. Petrina Avatar

    Amen! Good word.


  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Beth. Your comment reminds me of some Virginia Creeper that climbs up the back of our church about this time every year. Our grounds crew volunteers cut it back to the ground every Spring, but it always comes back. The weeds of sin are the same way. We must be intentional about dealing with them.

    I appreciate your comment. God Bless.

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  11. Beth Alisan Avatar

    Thank you David, for giving us a tangible reminder of what sin can do in our life as we weed our gardens, flower beds, and yard. My front perennial flower bed is afflicted with two major weed players- bindweed and horse nettle. The horse nettle is loaded with blood drawing thorns so I stay on top of it for the kids and dog sake. The bindweed seems more innocuous plus it offers a lovely blue-purple bloom so I tend to overlook it in my attack on the nettle. Before long that “innocent” weed overtakes my plants wrapping them with it’s vines and leaves weighting them down until they are hidden from the sun. Sin seems to work the same way. The more dangerous it seems the easier it is to recognize and pull, yet it’s the more “subtle” sins that get overlooked which do the most damage in the long run.

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  12. Lena Rae Avatar

    I hear ya! 🌵

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Lorie! I agree. It’s easy to shut the blinds overlooking “the yard” of our hearts. “Hey, it’s all green,” I say to myself. But God knows the grass from the weeds. Like you said, we only need to listen to Him.

    Easter Blessings!

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  14. lorietalkslife Avatar

    I hate weeding! In my yard and in myself I like to pretend they (and sin) don’t exist. That’s when I get into trouble. Thank you David for reminding me the weeding is easy if you stay on top of it. And the Holy Spirit is showing me where they are if I only listen!

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, brother. It will be Easter in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 six hours before 🇺🇸.

    Blessings on your weekend as well.

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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I hear you, Lena Rae. I even have a special weed puller for the nasty looking ones. The weed in the picture was in a neighborhood yard. That prickly thing would have been outta my yard long before it got that big!

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  17. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    That would be a great addition or continuation!

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  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, Chris. We need accountability to God AND each other. Now I need to write a fertilizer post.🙂

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  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    So true, Gary. God knows the 🌺 from the weeds better than we do.

    Thank you for dropping by. Happy almost Easter!

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  20. Gary Fultz Avatar

    The weed and sin analogy is perfect. Letting the Spirit call a nice plant in our life sin, may take us by surprise but He knows what is and isn’t. Good one David

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  21. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    Daily examination and confession are key. If you are lax, they will take over much like weeds.
    We need to confess our sins to God and to one another. To God for forgiveness. To each other for healing and accountability.

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  22. Lena Rae Avatar

    The top picture — that is some weed[s]! I see a bunch of them around the big one. Would I ever love to see that one succumb to weed killer. Haha. My weeds are littler but we all have them, in our lives and in our yards. I have lots of chickweed this year and guess what? It came from my neighbor and now is all over the backyard.

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  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Weed and Feed. I love it! I didn’t include the feed part. Now I have an idea for another post.

    Happy almost Easter!

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  24. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Great analogy Dave. We can take our daily scriptural instructions right of the Scotts fertilizer bag. Weed and Feed! Have a blessed Easter!

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  25. Alan Kearns Avatar

    This is a very effective analogy David. Just like the weeds in our garden we need to get the sins out completely, roots and all of it. The roots of sin are held deep in the temptations that make great growing medium for sins. May the soil of our soul be free from temptation and nutrient rich in His Holy Spirit each day.
    Thank you brother for this meditation and encouragement, may you be blessed this weekend.

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  26. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Betty. May you and Dan have a blessed Easter as well.

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  27. Betty Avatar

    May the fruits of the Spirit always grow in your garden. I love the sentence listing the fruits of the Spirit. That list is also what our world needs now, too! I hope you have a blessed and joyful Easter, David.

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