Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Well, reader, after I uploaded the post yesterday, I
realized that many of you have not a clue as to what a
Goat head is. Spell check certainly doesn't get it! The
official name is Tribulous Terrestris, but it is  also
known as a bullhead, a devils thorn, devil's weed, a
puncture vine. It thrives in dry poor soil, can survive
in arid conditions as it spurns a well watered garden.
The beautiful tiny flowers become a nutlet with four
to five sharp spines within a weeks time. One thorn
can puncture a bicycle tire. Here in Idaho they grow
along roads, on dry paths, and invade unwatered

I cannot but help comparing the goathead nutlet with
principle of sin which resides within every believer,
while not being part of the believer. Sin likes to
cause problems in the Christian who has withdrawn
from the Living Water and is content to reside in
a barren wasteland. Letting Sin reign gives rise to

Paul says this in Romans 6
"We know that our old self was crucified with him
in order that the body of sin might be brought to 
nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved
to sin. For one who has died has been set free from
sin...So you must consider yourselves dead to sin
and alive to God in Christ Jesus."

Goat heads are such an invasive plant straight from
the enemy himself. Don't let goat heads take hold of
your life! Immerse yourselves in Him and in the
water of His Word.

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