The Little Foxes
We often don't see certain sins as being sin. We put them on
various levels or in various categories. However, this is not scriptural.
Let's examine the sin of stealing. All stealing is breaking
the command of God not to steal. It doesn't matter if is auto theft
or stealing a paper clip. Someone may state, "But there is no consequence
for stealing a paper clip." But there is ... you know that you have
done wrong; therefore, you initially experience some guilt and fear.
Guilt and fear will hinder you from being completely open and transparent
before God and others. It also leaves a dark spot in your conscience
which makes it easier for you to steal a fountain pen the next time.
I have discover in counseling that if someone doesn't get a completely
clear conscience by confessing, asking forgiveness for, and repenting of
all his sins, including what he may consider the little ones, that he will
not get complete freedom and healing. Sooner or later, those
little sins, like cancer, spread to destroy his life.
The Scripture says that it is the little foxes that spoil the
grape vine. It is often the little sins that we don't consider to
be sin that destroys the fruitfulness that God would have us have.
Are there any stolen paper clips destroying your life? Isn't it
time to get a clear conscience so that you will be free to be all that
God wants you to be?