On the slopes of Long Peak in Colorado lies the ruin of a giant tree. It had stood there for hundreds of years. It had been struck by lightning many times, and the storms of the years had beaten furiously against it time and time again. All of this the tree had withstood for hundreds of years. But now the mighty tree lies in ruins.
Why? A small beetle had entered into the giant tree, and had brought other kinds with him. The insects were so small that a man could crush them between his fingers without a second thought, yet these tiny insects destroyed the mighty forest giant.
In much the same way we are like this mighty tree. Most Christians are able to withstand the “giant” temptations, the so-called “big sins,” that the tempter hurls our way. But we all too often surrender to the “little beetle sins,” sins of resentment, anger, worry, fear, hate, and apathy. Sin of any kind destroys us (Rom. 6:23) and separates us from God (Isa. 59:1-2).
Beloved, be careful of the “little beetle sins.”
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