Something You Can Never Scrub Clean
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7
I heard of a missionary whose wife was very fastidious. They moved into a small hut, and soon she noticed that the floor was filthy. The first thing the wife wanted to do was to scrub that floor, so she scrubbed and scrubbed but to no avail. She began to wonder if she would ever get the floor clean. Finally, somebody told her the problem. It was a dirt floor! The more she scrubbed the more dirt she scrubbed up.
In the same way, we can never scrub off our sinful nature. All we do is reveal more of what is there.
I hate to tell you this, but we’re rotten to the core. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil deeds…” (Mark 7:21).
How dirty are you this morning? How clean must you be before you can talk with your heavenly Father? “… the Blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse you; then you can commune freely with your Father who loves you.
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