In the book of Isaiah, chapter 28 and verse 13, we read, “But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, and there a little, that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.”
Isaiah is prophesying God’s judgement against Israel who is about to lose out on the rest and refreshment they might have had had they listened. But they would not hear. God tells them that His warning didn’t come to them all at once but little by little by little. He gave them time but because they didn’t heed, that time brought them destruction, little by little.