Small compromises can lead to big consequences. If you let the camel’s nose in the tent, you will soon be dealing with the whole animal. Satan’s entry into our lives follows the same pattern. We need to realize Satan’s ultimate goal is to enslave and destroy us.
Little dabblings in evil seldom end there. When you let Satan in, he won’t be content. That’s his signal to redouble his efforts and call in his demonic reinforcements. Eventually you lose control. Satan will take you farther than you intend to go, keep you longer than you intend to stay, and make you pay a price much higher than you bargain for.
To Silence Us
Satan uses the same approach at the societal level. Take for example the LGBT++ movement. First they ask only for tolerance, then they go for acceptance, from there they want equality, then they expect affirmation, then special treatment, and finally criminalization and silencing any who oppose them in thought, word or deed.
Satan will even use godly terminology, but twist and redefine it. He dresses lust and compromise in a cloak of “love.” But don’t expect him to give you any love in your commitment to Christ. His purpose for you is to steal, kill and destroy–completely and eternally. Jesus warned his followers that…
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”John 10:10
So keep alert to small compromises with falsehood and immorality. Watch and pray, know God’s Word, and love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. With each little decision to believe what is true and do what is right you are strengthening your character and building a fortress against the overt and stealth assaults of the Evil One.
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’
Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.Psalm 91: 1-4
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”