My husband finished his ice cream and then added water to the bowl and sat it in the sink to soak. The next morning only chocolate residue was left in the empty bowl. Apparently one of us tossed the dishcloth into the sink where it landed half in and half out of the bowl. All night long the dishcloth wicked the water from the bowl into the drain. I now have this image of sin’s tentacles, those not completely dealt with, being able to wick away at the believer’s faith. Isaiah wrote, “Woe to those who draw sin along with cords of deceit, and wickedness as with cart ropes…” (Isaiah 5:18 NIV).