Suppose you had a thousand-acre farm & someone offered to buy it. You agree to sell the land except for one acre right in the center which you want to keep for yourself.
Did you know that in some areas the law would allow you to have access to that one lone spot? And that you would have the right to build a road across the surrounding property in order to get to it?
So it is with us as Christians if we make less than one hundred percent surrender to God. We can be sure that the devil will take advantage of any inroad to reach that uncommitted area of our lives.
- ‘Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations’, Paul L. Tan, quoting A. T. Pierson (ministry127.com)
Ep 4:27 (ICB): “Do not give the devil a way to defeat you.”
“Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility.” - Jonathan Edwards.