“…and do not give the devil a foothold.” (Ephesians 4::27)
Charles Spurgeon says that when sin is let in as a suppliant, it remains as a tyrant. The Arabs have a fable of a man who one day was startled by a camel’s nose thrust in at the door of the tent where he was sleeping. “It is cold outside,” said the camel; “I want only to get my nose in.” The nose was let in, then the neck, and finally the whole body.
Presently the man began to be inconvenienced by the ungainly companion he had in the tent that was not large enough for both. “If you are inconvenienced, you may leave,” said the camel; “as for myself, I shall stay where I am.”
This is the story of sin; when once it gains a small entrance it finally fills the entire heart and life.