If it hasn’t rained at all for a week and the sun is shining, chances are pretty good that you’re not going to be in a flood today. If you find one flea on your dog and put a flea collar or treatment on it, chances are you’re not going to have to worry about an infestation today. If you are doing something that causes a spark that ignites some dry grass and you immediately extinguish it, then you probably don’t have to worry about starting a forest fire. Because you see, a flood happens one drop of rain at a time. An infestation happens one flea at a time. And a forest fire starts one spark at a time. And while some tragedies can’t be helped, others can be stopped as long as you don’t ignore them. A tragic life doesn’t happen all at once. It happens one sin at a time. Left ignored, sin can become a flood, an infestation, a raging fire…..that only the grace of God can contain. He is there for you…willing to help…24/7/365…but you have to be willing to call on Him.
Proverbs 15:32 ESV
32 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself,
but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.
Luke 21:34 ESV
34 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.