“I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.”
We see within the barren field the effects of the curse.
Thorns and nettles covered the ground as a picture of the results of sin.
“And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;”
When we neglect to tend to our spiritual field, sin begins to creep in. The longer we go without tilling the ground of our hearts, the more grown over with thorns and nettles we become.
“For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.”
Some would look on the field as a disaster with no hope of return; while the wise could see the outcome and learn of the need to prevent a reoccurrence.
“Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.”
We can wisely choose learn from the mistakes and neglect of others, and apply whatever means necessary not to repeat them.
“Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.”
Apply the Wisdom of the Word to your field of thorns today.
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