Years ago, before my husband pulled the garbage can to the end of the driveway for pick up, our kids removed the can’s lid and inspected its contents.
There then ensued a conversation between them and me that went something like this:
“Mom! You’re throwing away these tennis shoes?!”
“Yes, I am.”
“But these are my favorites! They’re the ones I wore to the amusement park and spilled the snow cone on.”
“They’re trash. Put them back into the garbage can.”
What is wrong with my kids? I wondered. We give them everything they need and then some, so why do they want to keep useless trash?
I suspect God wonders the same things about His children when we hang on to trash in the form of greed, selfishness, envy and other sins.
God says, “Those things are trash. I have given you everything you need and more. Seek the good in life: peace, love and faithfulness. Be quick to get rid of any unholy thing.”
(Story from: A Bible Minute)