The woman that owned my home before me, planted fern in the flower beds. The fern is absolutely beautiful, and like a vase full of flowers, it adds to the bouquet in my yard. However, as luscious as it is, it’s invasive and grows where I don’t want it to grow. I don’t mind a little, but with fern, you can’t just have a little. If I don’t pull it out, and get rid of the whole bunch, it will keep invading my easy going plants that just want to be where they are. The enemy is the same way, he will tempt you with a simple sin, maybe something that doesn’t hurt anyone, but that sin just opened the door for him to walk through. Like the fern in my yard, he gets comfortable there, and begins to spread out into other areas of your garden, and eventually takes over. Then all of the good that you’ve done will be overpowered by the sin you’ve allowed in. That white lie and those half-truths, become a foundation for the enemy to build upon. If you keep letting sin invade your life, and you don’t feel immediate remorse, you have to ask yourself, if it’s that easy, have I really surrendered to Jesus?
If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.1 John 1:6