by Lynn Sitton
Read: I Corinthians 6:9-11
CLEAN CLEAR THROUGH
“Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:2
Yuk! Maria shivered as the disgusting smell of the dark cell hit her nose. Black mildew and slime on the toilet rim, human waste and graffiti on the cinder block walls greeted her. This wasn’t “Welcome Home!” Could she really live in this pit? Placing her pile of linen on the hard cot, Maria found her washcloth. She wet her bar of soap at the dirty sink and dropped to her knees. Inch by inch, hour by hour, she attacked the dirt. If she had to call this cell “home,” at least it would be clean!
Our sin disgusts God more than the worst filth on earth! Because He is holy, the only way He can stand to look at us and love us is to see us washed in the sin-free blood of His Son. We must realize how dirty we are and ask for a bath! The Bible tells us in Titus 3:3-7 that Jesus saved us by “the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,” Jesus did this by His love for us, not because of good things we have done. He gave His blood as the spiritual soap that cleans us up, inch by inch, hour by hour, year by year . . . inside and out.
Lord God, I know I’m a sinner and I need to be washed in Jesus’ blood. Remind me that You always see me clean, because of His awful death for me. And help me to become more and more like Him. Thank you, Lord. Amen
Prayer for the Prisoner
Lord God, Help me know that the blood of Jesus washes away ALL sin. No matter what ________________ has done, You forgive everything because of Jesus. Wash us in Your Word and in Your Spirit today. Thank you, Lord. Amen
When you invite Jesus into your life, He cleans house.