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Don’t you love clean?
Not cleaning, but being clean. A cool shower to wash away the sweat of a hot day feels so refreshing. Climbing into clean sheets at bedtime, the smell of a baby after his bath, or pulling on a sweater that has just been washed, each bring us simple pleasure.
How much more joy is waiting for us to experience when we allow God to cleanse us?
“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws” (Ezekiel 36:25 – 27).
A Clean body
All the ways that our bodies have been violated and all the ways we have used our bodies to sin can be washed away by the power of God through Jesus’ death on the cross. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18).
A Clean mind
When we pursue anything other than God, it can become an idol to us. As well, our minds are often polluted with sinful images, evil thoughts or wrong attitudes. Though we cannot change our thoughts, God can and does. “He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” (Titus 3:5).
A Clean heart
Our hearts become hard when we allow sin to build a wall around it, but confession is our invitation to God to purify us. “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10).
Over and over the Bible reminds us that we can be clean through the power of Jesus. “[L]et us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water” (Hebrews 10:22).
O God, we pray with David, “Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin” (Psalm 51:2).
Questions: How have you experienced God’s cleansing in the past? What do you need to bring to God for cleansing today?
About the Author Suzanne Benner
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