The beginning of a matter is the same as the ending, if indeed the matter is carried through to the end. This is the nature of a sinful act. The severity of the sin determines Gods reaction at the onset.
This is where God has been misunderstood in his judgments against Man’s rebelion.
We think something is a small matter. We can’t understand why God has turned his face from us.
See how we don’t understand the nature of Purity, Righteousmess and Holiness.
To cap this all off, this must be said: at the beginning of every sin we find that we have conveniently forgotten the laws of God. This is because we are not the laws of God, but God is.