People often want to know the sins that are weightier in consequences than the other. We ask, what are the consequences of committing those little and not too obvious sins? Those little sins that are not criminal like murder.
It’s just a little opening!
Here comes the humming sound, that annoying sound…
No! Houseflies in my kitchen, how come?
Hubby had earlier stepped out and upon return forgot to use the lock attached to the net door which was fixed to wade off mosquitoes and flies.
Just a little opening as a result of not using the lock which might have been an oversight paved way for these 3 flies to enter the kitchen. I actually did the counting after I killed them. The kind of peace I had (laughter) seeing a clean and safe kitchen. Thanks to my broom which helped to do justice to the flies.
You will agree with me that some animals don’t need big openings before entering wherever they desire.
As I was on my mission against the houseflies, then it dawned on me how often times we allow the devil and give him foothold into our lives, homes, businesses, academics, ministries and so on through little openings.
Just a little crack on the wall is enough opening for the lizard to enter.
The seemingly just a little sin we assume God doesn’t take cognizance is the easiest route the devil usually utilizes to come in.
The Little Opening (Sin) might be:
- Malice. We cover up with the fact that to avoid further offense, let the person be; no more interaction with the fellow. The truth about keeping malice is that it does more harm than good to you as a person compared to the other person .
- Lies. Some will say a lie that has no negative effect on anyone could be overlooked. It is called white lie. The truth is that when the devil will want to pick your words and deeds to use as accusation, you won’t be there to defend; so why give an allowance for the devil. Don’t take chances, please.
- Lust. Lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh.
- Pride of life. When you want to equate yourself with God. King Nebuchadnezzar made the mistake and he was reduced to nothing for seven years. Pride is when you have high opinion about yourself as against what God says you are and who you are at a particular moment 1st Samuel 2:3. God hates the proud but gives Grace to the humble (1st Peter 5:5).
The little Animals(Sins)
The Bible in Song of Solomon chapter 2 verse 15 describes the little things we don’t take cognizance of as “little foxes that destroy the vine”. Foxes are used to portray evil and deception. They are destructive to vineyards (souls). The big animals are easily noticed from a far off but the little ones can be there wreaking havoc without notice.
So it is with what we often call little sin which makes people to go neck deep into sin without knowing.
Those who have lived in communities where rats are prevalent will understand how the pups can be so destructive. They are small but mighty. The sin of masturbation committed without anybody knowing will sure destroy a lot of things.
Have you noticed that the small animals are more damaging than the big ones? We humans are the ones categorizing sin; before God they are the same. You can imagine how God likened the sin of disobedience to witchcraft.
Before the foxes bring about irreparable damages, kindly do a soul searching and find out what your own little opening is.
Often times we ignore the seemingly little sins thinking God understands, but they are the ones that open the pathway for the devil to come in and afflict.
Close that opening as fast as possible. Don’t let the tear expand before mending; this is because some scars don’t fade off. The devastating aftermath of the entrance of since is massive. Prevention is better than cure at any day and anytime.
What should you do?
- Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal you to you. It is the spirit that searches out all things, even the deep things of God (1 Corinthians 2:10 NIV).
- Weigh yourself on the pedestal of the word. Examine yourself through the mirror of the word (2nd Corinthians 13:5).
- Prayer works for all situations. To deal with the little sins, you to pray. Pray to God for a new you.
- Seek for help where necessary without shame.
- Be deliberate about the new you. When the temptation to engage in those secret sins, say to yourself just like Joseph “how can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” Even when no one is seeing me, the all seeing God can see me so also the accuser of brethren – the devil who is ever looking for opportunities to strike.
- Use the word of God to send the flies away. When temptation to sin comes, chase it away as quickly as possible with the word of God that is appropriate. I love using the broom to deal with the houseflies that enter my kitchen. The Word of God is the Broom!
Don’t let the devil maximize the little opening and cheat you.
Don’t cheat yourself as well.