Jude 4 speaks of "certain men crept in unawares" who were "ungodly" entering the Church and corrupting it. 2 Tim. 3:6 speaks of "they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins..." These cases speak of persons creeping in. 2 Cor. 11:13-15 speaks of Satan being transformed into "an angel of light" and his ministers transformed as "ministers of righteousness..." Now some things that Satan likes to creep into our lives to use to bring us down.
- Sin is a creep that is so deceptive.
Romans 7:7-25. Satan loves the carnal, sinful nature of man. That is where he plays out his most successful game plan. In Rom. 7:13, we see it is God's plan that "sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful." As long as we do not see sin for what it is, it will creep into our lives.
- Sinful thoughts are creeps that are so deceiving.
Eph. 6:16 shows them to be "fiery darts". The beginning of a fire normally quiet which is why by the time it is detected, it is out of control. 2 Cor. 10:4-5 tells us to "cast down imaginations...and bring every thought into captivity." Satan loves to use thoughts to control believers and unbelievers alike. Do not let these creep in.
- Bitterness is a creep that will control our actions and attitudes.
We see in Heb. 12:15 that there can be a "root of bitterness" creep into our lives. I notice the "root" is singular. It is easy to extract at the "root" stage, but when its roots spread out, it is more difficult and damaging to pull out. Notice as well that the root cannot be seen and that is why it passes notice as it grows. Do not let bitterness creep into your life.
- Worldliness is a creep that will corrupt our lives.
In the beginning, Lot pitched his tent toward Sodom. In the end he was settled in Sodom and in 2 Peter 2:6-8 "vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked... (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.) Notice "day by day." It was a slow creeping process. If Satan can get you into the world, he can get the world into you. Watch out for this creep.
These creeps have no business in our lives. God will help you kill the creeps in your life now. Gal. 2:20