When water stagnates and is not active in any way, there is all kinds of potential for rotten things like diseases and the insects that carry them to begin to be active in that water. It is because of this that the World Health Organization recommends clearing out stagnant water. In a similar way, many of us as believers feel that if we are just neutral and not sinning in an explicit way that we are doing good, while not realizing that neutrality leaves our souls in a stagnant position for other things to be produced in our lives that we would not like. Sin will take that opportunity of us not being fully invested and use it to destroy us (“Health Risks Associated with Stagnant Water,” World Health Organization, accessed April 26, 2019, http://www.wpro.who.int/philippines/typhoon_haiyan/media/health_risks_associated_with_stagnant_water.pdf).
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