Being Wash with the Word of God

Posted: August 18, 2021 in Uncategorized

What happens when you take a shower once a week?  The funk starts to be among us.  How about taking a bird bath a couple of days a week?  Still start to stink.  

Some take showers every night to wash off the germs, microscope bugs, and dirt from the day.  

Now let’s see what the Lord says about Washing.  

Do you think you can go to Church once a week, then put the Bible on the shelf until next week?  I don’t think so. We hear a great sermon, get some good gospel music, and walk out of Church feeling good. 

When we put the Bible on the shelf or turn off our Bible App for the week, our sinful desire starts to take over, which is the dirt we call sin.   How do we nourish and clean ourselves daily with the word of God?   The word of God gives us commands on how we are supposed to live our life.  Reading God’s word shows and warns us of our sins.  It also washes out the flesh’s desire and helps us to walk in the Spirit. 

Our Spiritual Shower

Romans 12:02 Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing, and perfect will.  

We got to clean ourselves daily by reading God’s word. When we go without food, we begin to get weak, and sickness starts to move in, the same thing with the word of God.  We begin to stink of sin, and that sinful desire starts to take over.  We have to feed the Spirit with the word of God daily to wash out those evil desires and remain healthy.  

1 John 7: But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 

Psalm 51:2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness

Ephesians 5:25-27 (25) Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her (26) to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, (27) and to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blameless.  

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Leviticus 16:30, for it is on this day that atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you; you will be clean from all your sins before the Lord.

Mark 7:14 After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, “Listen to Me, all of you, and understand: 15 there is nothing outside the man which can defile him if it goes into him, but the things which proceed out of the man are what defile the man.  16 “If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 17 When he had left the crowd and entered the house, His disciples questioned Him about the parable.  18 And he said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him 19 because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?” 20 And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. 21 “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22 deeds of covering and wickedness as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.  23 “All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.  

Let us Bring it Home: Do we worry more about what is in our diets and how we look to others than what is in our hearts and minds?  Jesus pointed out that sin begins in the attitudes and intentions of the inner person.  We are not pure because of outward acts. We become pure on the inside as Christ renews our minds and transforms us into his image.  

An evil action begins with a single thought.  Allowing our minds to dwell on lust, envy, hatred, or revenge will lead to sin.  Don’t defile yourself by focusing on evil.  Instead, follow Paul’s advice in Phillippians 4:8 and think about what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and of good repute.  

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