Attack of the armyworms

Attack of the armyworms


Joel 2:25 (NKJV) “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, my great army which I sent among you.

“I’m sorry we have completely sold out of that pesticide.” This is not what the farmer needed to hear from his local Co-Op store. The armyworms were devouring his entire pasture and he had no time to waste in preventing the entire loss of the grass needed to sustain his livestock. Armyworms get their names from the way they can assault leafy vegetation. Their main assault tends to come at night and they can consume acres of grass in just a short time span.
During the prophet Joel’s day there were 2 types of “locusts” assaults. There were the plagues of the insect locusts and then there was the plague of the sin “locusts”. The sin locusts respond much like the armyworm. They will consume everything in it’s path if left untreated and they do most of their damage at night. The armyworm tends to come back when the season is right. The same is true for our sin nature. We may believe we have victory over a specific sin and then when the timing is right it will attack. This is especially true regarding sexual sin. It is late at night and no one is watching. The innocent web search for some benign topic soon becomes an all night bingeing upon pornography. The answer for our sin nature is found only in living a life that is dependent upon the Lord and actively practicing spiritual warfare. We cannot be passive regarding our sin nature because if we are then it will respond just as the armyworm and consume everything.
David Jones      


About David Jones

David is a Memphis native and lives with his wife of 25 years and two children. David has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Memphis. He has worked in mental health for over 30 years with adolescents and adults in inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. For the past 15 years David’s primary focus has been working with men and their spouses in intensive sexual addiction workshops.

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