Digging Deep 30th May, 2017
AII Christians know about the big sins: murder, adultery, fornication, lying, anger, covetousness, stealing, etc. Ex. 20:3; 12-17. They therefore avoid them like plague. But little sins they do not worry much about, Heb. 12:1. Yet it is these little sins that will send many people to hell. May the Lord Himself teach us today in Jesus, name. Amen.
1. LITTLE FOXES SPOIL THE VINE
Just like a drop of poison can render a bucket of water undrinkable, or dead flies make a precious ointment stink, so does little sins destroy mighty men and women of God. A little leaven is all that is needed to leaven a whole lump and little sin is all that is required to ruin a beautiful testimony. Eccl. 10:1; Song of Solomon 2:15; I Cor. 5:6; Matt. 16:6; Gal. 5:7·9; Pro. 6:9-11; 24:30-34.
2. ANYTHING NOT TOO BAD IS ALREADY BAD
Some of the little foxes are:
(i) Sleeping of extra minutes (ii) talking a little extra, (iii) minor disobediences, (iv) joking about your sources of power (v) little indulgences (vi) lateness (vii) short prayers (viii) carelessness, etc.
2 Sam.11:1-7; I Kings 13:7-24; James 3:3-5; Gen. 12:1-4. 10, Gen. 16:14-15; John 16:6-20; II Kings 13:14-19; Isaiah 39:1-2.