Have we ever wondered how a worm gets
inside an apple? If we think that the worm burrows in the apple from
the outside , we’d be wrong. Scientists have
discovered that the worm comes from the inside
of the apple. But, how in the world did he get there?
The answer is simple. Female
apple maggot flies finds a sweet smelling apple that is
ripening and lands on it. Using a small, sharp, hollow tube on the underside of
her body, the fly stabs a small hole in the fruit. Then she releases her eggs,
which slide down that hollow tube into the apple.
Soon afterward, the eggs hatch inside
the heart of the apple into tiny white worms
called railroad worms, who eat their way out of the apple.
Similarly, sin, like the worm, begins
in the heart of man and works out through an
individual’s thoughts, words, and actions
12:34-37; Matthew 15:15-20; Mark 7:14-23; James 1:14-15) ;
39:1 ; Proverbs
13:3 ; Proverbs
For this very reason, David prayed:
“ Create in me a clean
heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me ”