Even the smallest of sins are dangerous, destructive and deadly. When we allow just a tiny bit of sin into our lives we are flirting with disaster. God is using the illustration of leaven. By placing just a small amount of leaven in a lump of bread will cause it to rise. The same parallel can be seen with sin. A little sin can cause anyone to fall.
Let be clear… the phrase “little sin” can have more than one meaning.
- It could be a sin that most people would overlook. I have always been puzzled as to why we hold different sins to a different standard than others….God don’t. God looks at all sin the same way. Please understand, that just because people may overlook your sin does not mean that it is not deadly. Those are actually the ones that can take root the fastest.
- It could be sin in small amounts. Rather than looking at it from a standards issue, we can look at it from a size issue. We consider flirting with sin, or dabbling in sin as okay. Give it an inch and it will take much more than a mile.
People use comments all the time like “What a little of ________ going to hurt?” Well if it is sinful, then it is going to hurt badly. Maybe not immediately but the more your flirt with it, dabble in it and embrace it the worse it will become.
Today’s Challenge: Don’t allow “little sins” to take root in your life! They are just as destructive as all the other ones!