The Evil Ways of Little Sins

Greater sins do sooner startle the soul, and awaken and rouse up the soul to repentance, than lesser sins do.  Little sins often slide into the soul and breed, and work secretly and indiscernibly in the soul, till they come to be so strong, as to trample upon the soul and to cut the throat of the soul.

– Thomas Brooks

as quoted by Bridges, Jerry; The Disciplined of Grace:God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness; NavPress; Colorado Springs; copyright 1994; p. 210