Today I consider what it means to “give the devil a foothold” from Ephesians 4:27. I read that a foothold is a secure position from which further progress can be made.
I think of common footholds that allow more and more destruction into my life: bitterness, unforgiveness, and jealousy. I think of the footholds of behaviors that simply don’t honor God. I don’t want to mess around with giving evil any kind of foothold.
I think of very small things that cause avalanche results, like the tiny splinter that gets horribly infected or the one dislodged rock that causes a landslide. I even remember an episode about infestations where just one or two little bugs can quickly multiply and overtake a home. Maybe it seems harmless, inconsequential, and small, but what if this little thing that doesn’t please God is giving the devil a foothold?
I ask God to show me any footholds. I don’t want to mess around with evil.
Have you thought lately about ways we give the devil a foothold in our lives?