A friend of mine, who happens to run a cotton gin, was sharing a story with me the other day that really drives this truth home. He explained that the majority of the machinery used to operate a cotton gin is run by a hydraulic system; a series of pumps, rams, and valves. This system is so vast that it requires a 1000 gallon reservoir tank to hold the necessary hydraulic oil. On a particular day, a worker was told to add some oil to the tank. Within minutes, the pumps began to scream and the system began to malfunction. It was discovered that the worker mistakenly picked up the wrong tote and added Round Up to the reservoir instead of oil. Although it was a very small amount, it contaminated the whole system, causing production to cease for weeks as the system had to be completely rebuilt. Sin is like that. Even the smallest act, if not dealt with, will eventually affect a person’s whole being. That is how a thief gets into your house. Rarely will he ring the doorbell and come prancing in with pomp and fanfare. No, he looks for a window that has been left unlatched or an unlocked door. He comes unexpected, usually at night or while you are gone. Have you allowed anything to enter your "house" that shouldn't be there? What are you allowing into your soul that will defile the body? Consider the shows and movies you watch, the games you play, the books or magazines you read, the internet sites you cruise, or the Facebook posts you read. Remember, the eyes are the window to your soul. Do these edify your soul? Are they uplifting? Do they attempt to promote righteousness? If not, repent (turn from them) or suffer the consequences.
"Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch--as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb has been sacrificed." 1 Corinthians 5:7