I’ve long heard the story about the wheat and the chaff and how the Bible compares the chaff to the World and the wheat are the redeemed. But I recently learned an interesting fact about the threshing process. It seems when the dry wheat stalks are beaten, the chaff floats away and the wheat falls. Why? Because it is HEAVY.
You see, being holy can feel that way sometimes. Trials and temptations do not merely flip off your back like oil, no. It is struggle and wrestling, fasting and praying, spending time on your knees and in t he Word – and that can feel awfully heavy. But it is that weight, that weight of holiness that seeds us and makes us heavy enough to fall into the basket of salvation. It is the heaviness that saves us.