In science class we were learning about protein, cells, viruses and how they are all associated. Cells and viruses have protein in the majority of their mass. Cells are living, but viruses are not. Although both of these structures are made up of protein, viruses do not have the same living properties as a cell. When viruses are introduced to a cell, the cell is deceived because it’s made of the same stuff, and invites it in. Once the virus is in the cell, it develops the living properties of a cell. Once it develops the living properties, it multiplies and multiplies until the cell explodes. Then it starts trying to attack and infect other parts of the body. It’s amazing how a virus can go from a nonliving agent, to contaminating a body.
Spiritually, we are the cells. Satan and his harmful, corruptive influences are the viruses. If we aren’t prepared for an attack, we let little things in our life that seem harmless, such as a bad friend, a bad habit or ideas of rebellion. These deceiving properties do not have dominion over us. Little do we know, that when we let even the slightest bit in, it can develop living properties. Once it develops these properties, it tries to multiply and multiply. Until we lose any control we might have had previously. Before we know it, that seemingly benign idea is taking over our lives. This example, shows us as saints why we must be so careful with what we let into our lives, what we entertain and even what we want.
Gal. 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
Gal. 5:8 This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
Gal. 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.