“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.”
Have you ever been walking down a trail and suddenly been hit by a strong gust of wind? Did it knock you back a step, causing you to hesitate on your path? Wind is one of the most overlooked and destructive elements which we encounter on a daily basis. From powerful winds coming off of a thunderhead, to devastating straight-line winds, we often take for granted the power of something we experience every day.
These past couple of months have been filled with anticipation and excitement for farmers. The crops are growing, rains are falling, harvest will be here soon and an almost daily change is able to be seen in crops. One of the more interesting developments has been the emergence of brace roots in corn. expired domains . These roots help protect the plants from the reality of wind.
If a strong wind breaks a plant, that plant is done! This is known as “lodging”, and there is very little which a farmer can do to protect against it.
The farmer can’t control the wind, and he certainly can’t make the corn mature more quickly. All he can do is care for the field, and hope.
Men, too many times we think that, like the farmer, there is little we can do to protect ourselves against the “winds” of life. We think that we are on our own. We think that whatever happens was simply meant to happen.
But the truth is exactly the opposite! There is much that we can do to protect ourselves against the “winds” of this world, but sadly, we often overlook one of the simplest protections: The local church.
The local church is not just where we go because our wives want us to, or because the community expects us to. The local church is where we go to worship. The local church is where we go to sit under the Scriptural teaching of godly men. The local church is where we go to serve. The local church is where we go so that we may grow in “faith and knowledge of the Son of God” (Ephesians 4:13).
What happens when we grow? “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching…” -Ephesians 4:14a
Men, we can’t stop the wind from blowing, but we can be prepared for when it gusts. Are your brace roots out? Are they strong? Are they digging in to the fertile soil that is the Word of God as it is preached and taught in the local church?
What do you enjoy about your local church, and what do you often take for granted?
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