Cumulative Effect

In 1984, a Saint Louis woman noticed a few bees buzzing around the attic of her home. Since there were only a few, she made no effort to deal with them. Over the summer the bees continued to fly in and out of the attic vent while the woman remained unconcerned, unaware of the growing city of bees.

The whole attic became a hive, and the ceiling of the second floor bedroom finally caved in under the weight of hundreds of pounds of honey. While the woman escaped serious injury, she was unable to repair the damage of her accumulated neglect.

We often fail to consider the gradual, cumulative effect of sin in our lives, and the subsequent price we have to pay.

“…Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles…”—Hebrews 12:1.


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