A little leaven leavens the whole lump. Galatians 5:9
Really, it’s amazing how leaven (yeast) works. The smallest amount has a profound impact on the entire ball of dough. Kneaded and set aside, the bread takes a life of its own as it grows, nearly doubling in voluminosity. Microscopic in size, the single-cell yeast reacts within the bread causing the dough to rise. A tiny amount makes a significant difference.
So it is with evil. The tiniest amount allowed in will grow and ferment into more. Evil breeds evil. It doesn’t take much to have a profound influence and effect on your life and the lives of those around you. Do not allow it to come into your life. All it will do is cause needless pain and suffering.
You know this is true because it has likely played out in your life. Faith in Jesus trumps all evil, large or small. Faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains and destroy evil.
Jesus, increase my faith. Amen.