God's regulations about health are amazing! But I don't know why I should be surprised. He created us and knows all that we need, all that we might come up against, and all that might harm us.
Mildew is a creeping thing. It starts with a little bit of moisture and spreads until it can literally ruin a whole building, contaminating everyone who enters.
Sin is much like that. It can start with the smallest infraction and move until it consumes the whole of our lives.
A much wiser man than I once wrote:
"Who is that knocking at the door of my soul?"
(in a beseeching whisper) "A lonely little sin."
"Slip in" we answer in an undertone.
And all Hell is in!
Help us to recognize the beseeching whisper of that lonely little sin. Give us the wisdom to deny him entrance to our hearts. And grant us the strength to stand against the wiles of evil.
In Jesus' most precious name.