Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. (Hebrews 12:14-17)
Today's Morsel: My wife has done a good job with her flower garden this year. After having me haul in a lot of dirt from the compost center, we have discovered that the dirt seems to have alot of weed seed in it. But we keep pulling away to get the roots out so that the weeds will not return. It's been a work in progress, but we are starting to get it under control. Paul said that we need to look diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. Like those weeds in my wife's flower garden, if do not remove the root of the weed, they will return and destroy the whole garden. Like weeds, the root of bitterness in our hearts can defile and destroy us. Therefore, we must continue to search our hearts daily to ensure nothing unlike Jesus has entered in. If you don't get the root of the problem out of the soil, it will grow again.
Sing: Dig! Dig! Dig a little deeper, dig a little deeper in the store house of God's love; I want to talk like Jesus would, walk like a Christian should, I want to dig a little deeper in the store house of the Lord.