You have heard the scripture saying the small foxes destroy the vine I bet. But what happens when you are the fox?
At the close of Sunday’s service, my pastor stated your negative thoughts and words devour the Word of God in your life. The words struck a chord in me. We often think of outside forces coming to take away the effectiveness of God’s Word in our lives. Although far too often, the real enemy lies within.
Jesus declared that he was the vine and we are the branches and that if we abide in Him we would bear much fruit. Perhaps the lack of fruitfulness we see has less to do with external forces. And more to do with the inner us. If we are taking in the Word but consistently speaking and thinking words that contradict it, we have made it of none effect in our individual lives.
Are you destroying the vine in your life?