The Alamo is under attack again. This time it is by termites. The news told the story of attempts to protect the ancient mission and fort. Monitoring systems have been installed underground. Traps filled with pieces of wood are to be monitored monthly. After the termites are detected poisoned bait will be placed in the traps. How often do the little things attack our life? We would be prepared for the big things. We might even be tempted to ignore the small things. That would be a recipe for disaster. Even the small sins need to be detected and defeated.


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J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.