Isaiah 64:6 (NASB) For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
I didn't like Mondays growing up. It wasn’t because it was the start of a new week; it was because, at our house, it was garbage day and I had to do chores. I needed to clean out the garbage and making sure the can was at the curb. Today's verse is one we probably won't like because it talks about being unclean. How our deeds are like filthy garments, and our iniquities or sin take us away. Taking out the garbage took me away from playing with my friends or doing something I enjoyed. Our sin takes us away from the presence of God. He can't have anything to do with sin except, of course, when we repent from it. How many of us get "junk mail"? You know, the stuff we just toss in the garbage while going through the important things. Well, like taking out the garbage or sorting of the mail, we need to examine our lives sometimes. So, take out the stuff that is unclean and makes our deeds like filthy garments. Nobody likes those jobs, but they need to be done. Maybe we need to take a good look at our motives, our decisions, our choices, and get rid of the garbage. It will bring us closer to God and who doesn't need that!
Application:• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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