Morning and evening, I would Shop Vac the water up and dump it into the big cast iron wash sink. At its worse, I slurped up 275 gallons of water each time. My son brought over his Shop Vac which has an attachment for a garden hose to pump the water away from the house so it was not overloading the septic.
It was dry for a couple days until three days of rain brought more water seeping in spite of the extensions being on the rain gutters. The ground is so saturated that any additional moisture is a problem.
Sin works in the same way. If we saturate our eyes, ears, and senses with sin, it will seep into every area of our lives. You can remove the sin. Your life can be clean and dry, but any additional temptations will soon result in sin seeping into your life.
Jesus is the only way to be spiritually clean and dry for good. I do not believe you can reach a state of sinless perfection, but I do believe you can sin less today than yesterday.
1 John 1:8-9 NIV
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.