“That Little Red Wagon” (Sin: part 2)


Who hasn’t said, “Well that’s his/her little red wagon.” That negative expression refers to people who intentionally bring problems upon themselves and are left to be accountable for their actions.

We can’t change people who keep dragging their junk behind them, which can also lead to their demise.

But are we any different? Doesn’t each of us have a little red wagon?

Isaiah said,

“What sorrow for those who drag their sins behind them with ropes made of lies, who drag wickedness behind them like a cart!”

“What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.” (5:18, 20, NLT)

When we look back at this year, was there anything good that came out of 2020? Hopefully, it is the time we were given to take a hard look at ourselves.

Sometimes, it is our sins that we have let creep into our lives which have made us spiritually numb. Have we become cold to spiritual matters, apathetic to the truth, and indifferent to the holiness of God?

We end up dragging our sins with us, yet wondering why we haven’t changed. Getting real specific, I am amazed at what is no longer viewed as porn in our society. For example, take what I call (C.A.P.) or “Culturally Accepted Porn,” offered on Netflix or Amazon Prime etc.

“Nelson-aren’t you throwing the baby out with the bath water?” No, there are other great movies on those apps, but shouldn’t we take the CAP off?-regarding those images that fill our eyes, take root in our heads, and create a bondage. Before you know it, that little red wagon is pulling you.

The rub of the world’s system is one of many reasons the Christian Life is so difficult.

For starters, most of us are born biologically and naturally into a particular family. Then, years later, some of us accept the invitation from God for adoption into His family as we admit the sins committed naturally, and believe Jesus bore them on a cross. Since God raised Jesus from the dead, He is alive, and the Holy Spirit can take up residence within us if we ask.

Secondly, we discover the radical differences in the world’s belief system vs. Christianity. For instance, the world sizes you up based on how you look outwardly, but God looks at the heart as found in I Samuel 16:7. Or take the issue of money. The world says the person who dies with the most toys wins. On the contrary, the love of money is the cause of all kinds of evil, according to I Timothy 6:10.

Thirdly, if you do decide to follow God on the journey He has for you, it will feel lonely when no one seems to share your beliefs.

Jesus said, “But don’t begin until you count the cost…” (Luke 14:28a, NLT)

Do you need to cut ties with something in your life that pulls you down?

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