Wisdom's Corner
Do Not Grow Thorns

Almost everyone is familiar with a garden. Your family may not have one but you have probably seen one before. You know that the owner of a garden works hard to make sure that the garden grows good food.

The good gardener will make sure that the plants in the garden get the right amount of water. The gardener will make sure that the right kind of nutrients (plant food) is put in the garden so that the plants will grow right.

Sometimes in spite of what the gardener does, the garden will not turn out right. Instead of good food, only thorns and briers will grow. In spite of the hard work and the proper care, the ground just does not produce what is desired by the gardener. The gardener has no choice but to burn the garden. He does this to destroy all the thorns and briers. He does not accept them as useful and gets rid of them.

Some people will be like that. In spite of God giving them everything they need to grow into good Christians, they will reject Him. They will not read the Bible. They will not study the Bible. They will not pray. They will not obey what He says to do. And God will not accept these people.

Hebrews 6:7-8 reads, "For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned up."

Do not grow thorns. Keep studying your Bible and obey what it says to do. Make sure that God will bless you instead of cursing you. If any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you. Until next time, keep reading your Bible.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School