Throughout the summer months the bees continued to fly in and out of the attic vent while the woman remained unconcerned and unaware of the growing city of bees.
Near the end of summer the whole attic had become a hive and it wasn’t long before the ceiling of the second floor bedroom caved in under the weight of hundreds of pounds of honey and thousands of bees. The woman recovered from what could have been fatal injuries, but she was unable to repair the damage of her accumulated neglect and the house was demolished.
We have to be on guard
against the effect of gradual, cumulative sin in our lives.
Unacknowledged and unrepented sin accumulates and grows until it has a stronghold and we become bound by our sin.
Of our own selves we are hopeless, but praise God, He will never let us go. He will work in us, drawing us back to Himself and as soon as we repent, fellowship is restored.
The lesson for us is clear. We need to keep short accounts with God. We must never allow the slightest little thing that would mar our fellowship with Him.
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Reckon yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin,
but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
1 Corinthians 15:57
Thanks be to God who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ
A word from Mr Anon:
# Don’t trifle with sin: sin is no trifle!
# Sin always ruins where it reigns.
# Sin cannot be reduced to manageable proportions.
# Sin enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
# One cherished sin will make way for all others.
# If you don’t want to trade with the devil, stay out of his shops.